The Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument
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Many types of activities and tours are available. See an aerial view of Mount St. Helens and the surrounding area by reserving a helicopter tour. Hiking is another popular past time. See our page on hiking for descriptions and information on the various trails. The Mount St. Helens Visitor Center, on the west side, offers walk-through interpretive exhibits, a nearby nature trail and the Silver Lake wetlands for wildlife viewing.
Best selection of books on the Northwest.
Day Hiking Mount St. Helens by Craig Romano and Aaron Theison. This Mountaineers Book features every trail within and around the monument. Hikes are arranged by regions with trail descriptions, directions to trailheads and difficulty ratings along with other useful information and photographs. Order now...
A Falcon Guide to Mount St. Helens: A Guide to Exploring the Great Outdoors by Fred Barstad. This book is a comprehensive guide to this world-renowned attraction, with a close-up look at the destruction and recovery of the area. The guide includes detailed information on the natural and cultural history of the area, recreational opportunities, and historical, geological, and natural exhibits. Order now...
Selected Climbs in the Cascades Volume I by Jim Nelson and Peter Potterfield. A collection of over 75 popular climbing routes are featured along with photographs (half with route overlays), maps and detailed descriptions for a variety of climbs such as ice climbs, hard rock and alpine routes. Order now...
Selected Climbs in the Cascades Volume II by Jim Nelson and Peter Potterfield. Features 100 routes, including top favorite sport and crag climbing areas. Illustrated throughout with black and white photographs, several with route overlays. Highlights fun, quality climbs for all skill levels. Order now...
Eruption: The Untold Story of Mount St. Helens by Steve Olson. Learn the history and science of one of the largest eruptions and the effects of the aftermath through personal stories and accounts of those caught in the disaster. Illustrations and maps enable a greater understanding of this tragic event. Order now...
In the Blast Zone: Catastrophe and Renewal on Mount St. Helens by Charles Goodrich, Kathleen Dean Moore and Frederick Swanson. This book presents a cross-pollination of literary and scientific perspectives on the mountain's history of cataclysm and renewal. Discover the gifts of beauty, scientific illumination and of hope. Order now...
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