It’s a different side of Mount St. Helens. The typical adventure to the Northwest’s most active volcano has visitors staring down the throat of the caldera from the Johnston Ridge Visitor Center. While impressive, it …
The Seattle Times · 2/3/2016
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An article shared thousands of times on Facebook about so-called "seismic unrest" at Mount Saint Helens lacks scientific evidence and support, according to the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network. KIRO 7 News' … · 2/11/2016
Instructions for making public comments about the Goat Mountain project are available at: The public will have another opportunity to comment on a proposed exploratory …
The Columbian · 1 day ago
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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
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HIKE DESCRIPTION: Formed by an eruption of Mount St. Helens 2,500 years ago, Silver Lake in Cowlitz County is a good place to hike for those who enjoy seeing birds and other creatures. The lake is a rest stop for …
Tacoma News Tribune · ByCraig Hill · 2/3/2016
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May 18, 2015 marks the 35th anniversary of the eruption of Mount St. Helens in 1980. Here are some of the striking images. VPC This is an aerial view of the eruption of Mount Saint Helens on May 18, 1980. (Photo: f United States Geological Survey via …
USA Today · 5/19/2015
LONGVIEW, Wash. — Ten years ago last week, Mt. St. Helens awoke from an 18-year geological slumber. The news media and volcano-watchers flocked to Johnston Ridge, the closest road with a crater view. Steam and ash eruptions shot thousands of …
The Christian Science Monitor · 9/29/2014
There are many ways to approach Mount St. Helens. The west side is probably the best known, and definitely one of the most dramatic experiences you can have on the mountain. It's also quite well-developed, which makes for great travels and …
Scientific American · 11/19/2015

Mount St. Helens

Mount St. Helens or Louwala-Clough is an active stratovolcano located in Skamania County, Washington, in the Pacifi…
Mount St. Helens or Louwala-Clough 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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