Mt. St. Helens

Ape Canyon Trail Work Re-Cap

31 volunteers gathered in the fog on Sunday morning (June 23rd) to clear brush that has grown into the beloved Ape Canyon Trail. A couple of hikers joined a large contingency from Growlers Gulch Racing & NWTA ready to work. We split into 4 groups that were positioned in key spots along the trail. Each … Read More

SHIFT Recap

Pumice plains, old growth forests, epic trails and one giant volcano.  The 2018 St. Helens International Festival of trails is in the books.  Over 100 volunteers converged on the Marble Mountain Sno-park for this annual weekend of riding, stewardship and camping at Mt. St. Helens National Monument.   Attendees ranged in age from 3 to 83 … Read More

Volcanic Journey

Words and pictures by Mallory Nowels You have to be a special kind of person to want to cram 80 miles with 12,000 feet of climbing into one weekend. I am that special kind of person. I’ve got this great ability of forgetting how challenging something was and only remembering how rewarding it was to … Read More

Coldwater Lake Campout Recap

It’s always amazing to see what volunteers can accomplish when they are inspired by breathtaking scenery.  This past weekend at Coldwater Lake was no exception.  The annual stewardship campout within the Mt. St Helens National Monument, organized by Jim Lemonds (affectionately known as ‘Jeep’) in cooperation with the USFS, has grown to achieve cult status … Read More