Mount St Helens

Hummocks Trail Work Party, Mount St Helens NVM

The Mount St Helens and WTA are having a work party on the Hummocks Trail in the Mount St Helens National Volcanic Monument.  The Hummocks Trail provides Monument visitors a close up look at the landslide debris that swept down the Toutle River valley on May 18, 1980.  It also showcases the recovery of vegetation and animal life.  For more information, and to RSVP, go to the Mount St Helens Institute's website at:


Mount St Helens Advisory Committee Meeting - Camas

This will be your last chance to comment on the Mount St Helens Advisory Committee's recommendations before they present them to the Washingotn State Congressional Delegation.  The Committee's recommendations have been published on PUMP's website.  I have this meeting on my calendar and am planning on going.  Anyone else interested?  Let's carpool.  David Anderson






Mount St Helens Advisory Committee Meeting - Kelso

Mount St Helens Advisory Committee is holding a meeting at the County Commissioners Hearing Room in Kelso at 6PM.  For Longview/Kelso area mountain bikers this will be the last chance to make a comment on the Committee's recommendations before they present their report to Washington's Congressional Delegation.


Butte Camp - Toutle Trail Work Party

The Mount St Helens Institute, in partnership with PUMP, is holding a joint work party on the weekend of July 18 and 19 on the Toutle and Butte Camp Trails!  We will camp up at Butte Camp on the slopes of Mount St Helens.  Feel free to join us for a days work, or for two days! 

Toutle and Butte Camp Trails work party

The Mount St Helens Institute and NWTA will be holding a joint work party on the Toutle (238) and Butte Camp (238A)Trails on the south-west side of Mount St Helens on Saturday and Sunday July 18th and 19th.  This can be a one or two day work party depending on what you are able to do!  Please pre-register on line at:, or registration will occur between 9:00 and 9:15 a.m.


Ape Canyon trail attempt!

We are going to attempt a late season ride on the Ape Canyon Trail.  Riding up there on the last day of November will be quite a feat!  Has it ever been ridden so late?!  Expect some chilly temperatures.  Weather report calls for clear skies though.  There will most likely be some snow on the Plains of Abraham, but the opportunity to photograph that area this late in the season is compelling!  IF conditions are not conducive to riding up there we will ride Siouxon Creek instead.


PUMP recognized for Smith Creek trailwork

Camping near Ape Canyon

I'm planning a trip to Oregon/Washington at the end of this month. A friend recommended Ape Canyon and I'm looking for a good campsite somewhere in that area. Could anyone recommend one?

Thanks much,



Marin County, CA


Ape Canyon and Smith Creek Loop ttrails, Aug 31, 2008

The following are photos taken on the long, fun, tiring, chilly, exhilarating Ape Canyon/Smith Creek loop trail trip on Sunday August 31, 2008:

At the Ape Canyon trailhead parking lot, after a 5 mile ride over Forest service Road 83.

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