Synopses & Reviews
Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument is a testament to the awesome power of nature, a place of paradoxes where destruction has given birth to magnificent formations, scarred plains, and delicate new meadows. This guide will help you understand the forces that continue to shape this dynamic place and show you where to go to best appreciate its ever-changing beauty. With more than three million visitors annually, the monument is one of the Northwest's most popular destinations. Outdoor enthusiast Klindt Vielbig's book details all of the activities -- from hiking and mountain biking to cross-country skiing and backpacking -- and every reachable trail Mount St. Helens has to offer.
Complete information is given for each area, including length of trail, difficulty, users, elevation, maps, season, driving directions, and "scenic route" driving descriptions highlighting points of interest along the way. Information on the mountain's plants and animals, history, volcanology, eruption and aftermath, and Indian lore is provided as well. The most thorough guide available, this information-packed volume will lead you to stunning views, outstanding outdoor opportunities, and a wide variety of trails --everything you need to make the most of your next trip to Mount St. Helens.
"Complete, indispensable, and easy to use, this trail guide is a match for Mount St. Helens' dynamic landscape."
-- Terry Richard, Outdoor Writer, The Oregonian
"I've crossed paths with Klindt Vielbig enough times at Mount St. Helens to know he knows his stuff. This book is comprehensive, logically organized, and valuable for day hikers, backpackers, and cross-country skiers. Vielbig has not only hiked the trails, it's obvious he's scouted abandoned logging roads and scrambled to discover many off-trail viewpoints."
-- Allen Thomas, Outdoor Editor, The Columbian (Vancouver, WA)
"This guide is published by The Mountaineers, whose trademark advocacy for backcountry safety and for respectful behaviour toward the environment comes through loud and clear in these pages."
-- The Olympian (Olympia, WA)
New guide to the best hiking, climbing, and skiing in the Mount St. Helens area.
A comprehensive guide to the trails and outdoor opportunities in Mount St. Helens and the surrounding area.
Features information on the best hiking, climbing, and skiing in the area.
Includes a historical overview of Mount St. Helens.
21 maps and 72 black and white photos.