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Running next to the Cascade Volcanoes

Back in the Pacific Northwest, we have been taking advantage of the lingering summer with some beautiful 8+ mile trail runs near some of the big volcanoes. 140 more words


North Carolina

This was my view out the window when I left Portland last Saturday: Mt. Rainier (far left), Mt. St. Helens, and Mt. Adams as the sun rises over the Columbia River. 790 more words


One week after high school graduation I left home for Kings Canyon National Park. High school was nothing short of hell for me. Bored, bullied, and lost–I only graduated because back then they didn’t have standardized testing or mandatory requirements that had to be met. 565 more words


Dividends of patience

The ranger at Mt. St. Helens National Monument said, “Well, in answer to your question I’ll tell you about our 6:15 rule.” And he explained that the doors of the Johnston Observatory are closed and locked at 6:00 p.m. 142 more words


Volcano here we come

So we went to St. Helen – a volcano! It last erupted in 1980 killing 57 people and blowing the whole top off the volcano. It is about a 2 hour drive from Portland, but I insisted that we have to visit this mountain – one of the most active volcanoes in the US! 182 more words


Mt. St. Helens Rim

We kicked off our September hiking with the steep rocky climb to the rim of Mt. St. Helens. After missing out on climbing permits last year (The passes are limited to 100 per day from April 1st through October.) we had scooped up this years permits as soon as they went on sale in February. 484 more words


Not That Volcano

The Bearded One smells it first. “Sulfur,” he says. The 2000 degree Fahrenheit lava is only a few miles west of the highway now.

His Majesty is driving, the Bearded One is shotgun, and I’m in the back with the gas cans. 657 more words