The eruption of Mt. St. Helens passed its 35th anniversary last spring, but to many of the retirement-aged botanists, geologists, foresters and researchers tracking the blast recovery since the early 1980s, this summer …
Thurston Talk · 7/27/2015
The grand opening of the Cascade Peaks Information Station, a new visitor center at Mount St. Helens, takes place at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 18. Saturday's opening means there is another place to take in the amazing …
OregonLive · ByTerry Richard · 7/17/2015
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A stop at the Mount St. Helens National Park would not be complete without Eastern Arizona Courier. Pictured are Richard, Page and Korey Morris on July 3. Wherever you plan to go this summer, take the Courier or …
Eastern Arizona Courier · 7/27/2015
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The Mount St. Helens Hiking Club holds several hikes each month. For more information and the meeting place for carpooling, contact the hike leader listed or visit Aug. 1: Lily Basin (S) Hike 12 miles round-trip with 2,000 feet ...
Longview Daily News · 7/24/2015
Mount St. Helens’ Crater Glacier continues to grow while most others around the world are shrinking. Ray Yurkewycz perched on the rim of the Northwest’s most restless volcano and marveled at the primordial …
Union-Bulletin · 7/18/2015
In this June 25, 2015, photo, photographer Mike Siegel of the Seattle Times stands during an uphill hike on Mount St. Helens in Washington. A group of local media were invited to take part in a new hike that later in the …
Post Register · 7/16/2015
WINDY RIDGE, Wash. — Looking into the crater of Mount St. Helens, it can be difficult to grasp the scale of the massive geologic amphitheater. That’s true even from the closest vantage points. Peter Frenzen, the …
The Bulletin · 7/15/2015
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Mount St. Helens erupted on May 18, 1980. The volcano, located in southwestern Washington, used to be a beautiful symmetrical cone about 9,600 feet (3,000 meters) above sea level. The eruption, which removed the upper 1,300 feet (396 meters) of the …
Live Science · 3/1/2013
Scientists with the U.S. Geological Survey are marking the 10-year-anniversary of Mount St. Helens’ reawakening to remind people that Mount St. Helens will continue to rebuild itself. The Associated Press reports that 10 years ago this week, Mount St ...
The Inquisitr · 9/28/2014
May 18, 2015 marks the 35th anniversary of the eruption of Mount St. Helens in 1980. Here are some of the striking images. VPC Mount St. Helens erupts in Washington State in 1980. (Photo: Jack Smith, AP) Thirty five years ago, Mount St. Helens
USA Today · 5/15/2015

Mount St. Helens

Mount St. Helens is an active stratovolcano located in Skamania County, Washington, in the Pacific Northwest region of the U…
Mount St. Helens is an active stratovolcano located in Skamania County, Washington, in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. It is 96 miles south of Seattle, Washington, and 50 miles northeast of Portland, Oregon. Mount St. Helens takes its English name from the British diplomat Lord St Helens, a friend of explorer George Vancouver who made a survey of the area in the late 18th century. The volcano is located in the Cascade Range and is part of the Cascade Volcanic Arc, a segment of the Pacific Ring of Fire that includes over 160 active volcanoes. This volcano is well known for its ash explosions and pyroclastic flows.
  • First ascent: 1853
  • Last eruption: Jul 10, 2008
  • Elevation: 8,363 feet (2,549 m)
  • Prominence: 4,605 feet (1,404 m)
  • Mountain range: Cascade Range
  • First ascender: Thomas J. Dryer
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