Field Trip to Mt. St. Helens July 27, 2013 with Creation Association of Puget Sound
Come join us on a one day field trip to Mt. St. Helens. We will meet at the 7 Wonders Museum for a power point presentation on the "Message of the Mountain" followed by a guided tour up to Johnson Ridge Observatory. Included is a hike on the Hummocks trail. Great for families!. See details below.
Leave your home. Take I-5 South. Exit 49 at Castle Rock. Left at light at top of ramp eastbound.Takes about 2.5 hours to travel from Kirkland with one quick rest stop. Suggest eating breakfast before you leave your house.
Gather at 7 Wonders Museum approximately 9 miles on right (just before Toutle Wa.). Bookstore viewing. Note prefer cash and checks for purchases. Donations appreciated since there is no charge for talk and tour.
Mt. St. Helens 7 Wonders presentation by Lloyd Anderson.
Caravan to mud flow site (milepost 20+), edge of blast zone (milepost 29) and the Weyerhaeuser Forest Learning Center (milepost 33). .
Lunch (bring your own lunch as no concessions available) and viewing Learning Center (free).
Drive to Hummocks Trail Hike (milepost 45 on the right). Meet in parking lot. If you do not want to go on the hike, at least stop here for a brief tour talk and then you can go onto Johnson Ridge or leave for home or whatever.
Hike: 2.4 miles Relatively easy loop hike with short climb out at the end. Bring plenty of water. Dress for hiking in warm-hot weather. Hats and Sunscreen!
Drive to Johnson Ridge Observatory (milepost 52).
Visit center at your own pace. Cost $8. Kids under 16 free. Does honor national park passes. Very cool movie of eruption and view of crater 5 miles across valley with great view of landslide area and canyons carved in one day!!
Leave whenever! On your own at this point to return the way you came. Welcome to stop at museum on way back. Dinner is on your own at freeway or on the way back somewhere.
RSVP: Contact Ron Payne at 425-820-2897 or rondpayne@... with name, phone, email number in your party.