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Mount St. Helens Institute eNews
June means summer is nearly here, but winter conditions linger on the mountain. Regardless, it's going to be a glorious summer! This year marks the return of several in-person programs that have been on hiatus as well as a handful of new activities and opportunities for you to explore. This issue is packed with content, including Romano's Ramblings, a deep dive into winter climbing challenges, and more!
Base Camp is an exciting opportunity for folks to camp on the north side of Mount St. Helens. Bring your camping gear, set up for the weekend, and participate in all the mountain has to offer. Gaze into the blast zone and enjoy grand views in all directions, go on a self-guided adventure, or join us for a guided hike on the hummocks. You can launch all your adventures from Base Camp Mount St. Helens, located at the Science and Learning Center above Coldwater Lake. In the evenings, enjoy dinner with us, then visit our decadent smores bar, before winding down at the community campfire with your fellow campers.
Our Family Adventure Camps are designed to inspire curiosity about Mount St. Helens and to build comfort in exploring the outdoors. We will hike and play, create art, and get our hands dirty. Activities are designed for youth and intergenerational teams. Explore the volcanic landscape of Mount St. Helens with the whole family!
Join our experienced guides on one of many adventures in the Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument. Get up close and personal with one of the fastest-growing glaciers in the United States on the Glacier Overlook Hike. Join a Summit Climb and head to the crater rim for spectacular views. Learn about the rich history of the area on an Eruption Hike. These adventures and more are open for registration, so what are you waiting for?
Sky & Star Party Mount St. Helens is an astronomical adventure with Rose City Astronomers and Friends of Galileo. Tent and RV sites on Coldwater Ridge are available; both are rustic without hookups and have incredible views. Tickets include tent/RV site with a view and an amazing dark star-filled sky, delicious meals (dinner Saturday, dessert and breakfast Sunday), crafts, solar viewing, presentations, constellation walk, and night sky viewing.
Winter weather on Mount St. Helens is always beautiful and awe-inspiring, but it can also be dangerous and unpredictable. The winter of 2021/2022 has been a striking example of how each winter storm brings on challenging new conditions that require us to adapt our plans, our gear, and our approach to safety.
Long before Mount St Helens blew its top in 1980, Butte Camp was a popular overnight spot for climbers intent on summiting the then 9,677-foot volcano. Determined peak baggers would leave camp and continue ascending through thinning forest to the alpine zone where they would follow a route over rock, snow and ice to the summit.
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