Posted by: magmatist | June 4, 2013

How about a guided geology field trip to Mount Saint Helens? Survey

Lava levees in lower Ape Cave lava tube. Click to enlarge. Copyright John Scurlock.

Lava levees in lower Ape Cave lava tube. Click to enlarge. Copyright John Scurlock.

Interested in a 2- or 3-day field trip to Mount Saint Helens this summer? Please take the survey below to help us get a trip organized to raise funds for our nonprofit.

Please download and take the survey

Breakdown in the more rugged Upper Ape Cave lava tube. John Scurlock photo.

Breakdown in the more rugged Upper Ape Cave lava tube. John Scurlock photo.

The trip would begin in Bellingham but could have rendezvous points along the way. We could include a visit to Ape Cave lava tube [either the easy lower section or the more challenging upper section- 1- or 1.5- mile walks, respectively], a 1-mile walk on the surface of the Cave Basalt lava flow, a 1- to 5-mile round trip hike along the Johnston Ridge trail for stupendous views into the 1980 devastated zone and crater, and the new lava dome, and a 2-mile hike along the Hummocks Trail through the debris of the catastrophic landslide of May 18, 1980. At least one, and maybe two, MBVRC geologists would serve as guides.

Mount Saint Helens, the 1980 crater, and the new dome, sunset, Johnston Ridge Trail.

Mount Saint Helens, the 1980 crater, and the new dome, sunset, Johnston Ridge Trail. Dave Tucker photo


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