Mount St Helens

SHIFT (HelensFest)

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 8:00am - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 5:00pm

The Saint Helen's International Festival of Trails (SHIFT), formerly Helens Fest, is August 22-24th and promises to be a great time.The focus of this three day event is to share the amazing trails on the mountain and our love for trail building with a large group of people.  There will be pork, beer, bike shops and maybe a vendor or two.  Here is the basic plan:

Friday, August 22nd - Ride day:  There will be a few different organized rides that day or organize your own ride. 

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Ape Canyon-Smith Creek Epic, Sunday 7/27

July 27, 2014

Carpool to leave Velo Cult at 8am.

This ride is for strong and fit riders looking to challenge their endurance.

Many riders forego this option in favor of simply riding out and back on the Ape Canyon Trail beyond the Plains of Abraham.  Some may adventure all the way out to Windy Pass for the views into Spirit Lake, accepting the grueling fate of hiking back up the "stairs."

The Smith Creek loop may miss out on the fun and zippy descent down Ape Canyon, but will get more than a fair share of advenure on this primitive trail. It covers a lot of dynamic terrain with a glimpse into the volcano's past. It is remote and offers unique challenges for the hardy mountain biker.

Mt St Helens Coldwater Lake work event and campout

To celebrate National Trails Day, we will be out in force at Coldwater Lake on the north side of Mount St. Helens on Saturday, June 7th.

Last year’s work party drew only 75 volunteers. We are aiming for 100 this time, so get your name on the list and start browbeating your friends. NO DOGS AT THIS EVENT.

To say the project is a large one is a sizable understatement. The scope includes work on a 12-mile loop comprised of the 211, 230, and 230A. Last year, we also hit about a mile of the 230A from the back of Coldwater Lake toward St. Helens Lake. Depending on the number of volunteers and the snow conditions, we are hoping to do more in this area.

Last year’s epic end-of-the-day party will be hard to beat, but we will do our best.

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Women's Group Night Ride

Super full moon night ride on Ape Canyon Trail on the South side of Mt St Helen's

Skill level:  Intermediate

Pace:  Average on the way up, bombing on the way down

Distance:  12 miles out n back

Duration:  ~ 4 hours

Please RSVP to debbiec@nw-trail.org

It takes about 1.5 - 2 hours to drive to the TH from Portland.  Lat/Long for Google purposes = 46.165551,-122.09154

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Extend a New Trail - Coldwater Lake - Mt St Helens

The gentlemen at Cyclepath are assisting Jim LeMonds (the guru of Castle Rock) in recruiting for trail work days at Coldwater Lake on the North side of Mount St. Helens this summer. June 29th is the second date. They are looking for 35+ people.  It is required that no dogs be brought to this work party.

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Extend a New Trail - Coldwater Lake - Mt St Helens

The gentlemen at Cyclepath are assisting Jim LeMonds (the guru of Castle Rock) in recruiting for trail work days at Coldwater Lake on the North side of Mount St. Helens this summer. June 29th is the second date. They are looking for 35+ people.  It is required that no dogs be brought to this work party.

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Build a New Trail - Coldwater Lake - Mt St Helens

The gentlemen at Cyclepath are assisting Jim LeMonds (the guru of Castle Rock) in recruiting for trail work days at Coldwater Lake on the North side of Mount St. Helens this summer. June 1st is the first date. They are looking for 75+ people for the 1st.  There will be a pig roast afterwards. It is required that no dogs be brought to this work party.

The group heading up the work is called the Friends of Coldwater. They have a Facebook page, so please give them a like. This effort on the north side will complete a loop that will cover spectacular terrain with varied levels of technical difficulty.

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Helens Fest IV

Helens Fest 2013:  July 26-28th
This an annual event on Mt St Helens for a day of trail stewardship sandwiched by two days of riding.  This years event is sponsored by the Mount St Helens Institute will jointly organized by Northwest Trail Alliance and Evergreen Trail Alliance from Salem, which gives members and s
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Women's Full Moon Ape Canyon Ride

Skill level:  Intermediate

Pace:  Average on the way up, bombing on the way down

Distance:  12 miles out n back

Duration:  ~4 hours

Bring:  Fully charged RIDING lights (no flashlights or commuter lights), a NW Forest pass, a fully functioning mountain bike, spare tube, pump, helmet, water and food for this ride.  Bug juice may be handy as well.

Please RSVP for this ride to debbiec@nw-trail.org

Please be at the TH ready to ride by 5:00pm.  It takes ~2 hours to drive to the TH from Portland. Lat/Long for Google purposes = 46.165551,-122.09154.

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