Mount St Helens

Mount St Helens - west side

Ape Canyon Trail Work Party

The Growlers Gulch Trail Crew will be doing some work on the Ape Canyon Trail and need some extra bodies!  The upper portion of the trail is in need of some brushing out and other general maintenance work.

They will be meeting at the Ape Canyon trailhead parking lot at 8:00A, which means you should leave the Portland area no later than about 6:15A to arrive in time.  Early, yes, but when it comes to maintaining one of the best trails around, what's the issue of getting up at dawn on a Saturday to the trail?

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Boundary Trail, Mount St Helens, WA

On July 3, 2009 Cecily and Jordan Norris and I rode the Boundary Trail in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest from Elk Pass to Ghost Lake.  For a map of the ride go to: http://trail.motionbased.com/trail/activity/8578008.  Elk Pass is on Forest Road 25.

On this 18 mile round trip ride we were the only users of the trail, other than two people who hiked from the west with their two dogs to Ghost Lake.

Trail conditions, Mount St Helens Area

Mt St Helens area Work Parties

South Coldwater Trail, Mount St Helens, work party

The Growlers Gulch Trail Crew (Mountain Bike Mutts) from Longview, the hard working dedicated folks who bring you the TDG, are putting on a trail work party on the South Coldwater Trail, Mount St Helens.  From Jim LeMonds website: 

"While you still have that post-Tour de Gulch glow, now is the time to make a commitment to payback.

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Mount St Helens area work party - Plains of Abraham

Join us as we work on one of the trails at Mount St Helens National Volcanic Monument.   On this trip we will do some more work up on the Plains of Abraham working to repair the water damaged trail.  We will ride to the top of Ape Canyon to recover the tool cache, and then ride on up to the work site.  Plan on spending several hours of work time up on the Plains before descending.

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Mount St Helens area work projects

It has just recently been announced by Bill Uyesugi, Recreation and Facilities Manager, Mount St Helens NVM the trails which trails NWTA is responsible for this year!  Bill wrote a note to all MSH Trail Partners and Volunteers:

Mount St Helens area work party

For all of you who have Sundays off and are not going on a long weekend ride this weekend I encourage you all to help out on some trail work at Mount St Helens.  We will be working on one of two trails, either the descent in to Smith Creek on old Road 83, or the Loowit crossing the Plains of Abraham.  I'm not yet 100% sure which trail will receive our sweat equity.

Meet in Cougar at the Rest Area at 9:00A.  Carpoolers should leave from the Gateway Park and Ride by 8:00A. 

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