The Mt St Helens Adventure Tour from Portland

The Mt St Helens Adventure Tour from Portland

Travel to Mount Saint Helens and environs, from Portland, on this ALL-INCLUSIVE tour with a guide who will discuss the geology, ecology, climate, history, and legends of the area, as well as the history of US public lands. Your guide will lead you on hikes near waterfalls, through lava tubes, and within oldgrowth forests.

You will see some of the most unique geological features in North America, including North America's longest continuous lava tube and a lava tree mold forest. Weather permitting, you will be driven to the closest viewpoint into the crater of the volcano, where you will be provided a picnic lunch, overlooking Spirit Lake. No matter how hot the weather, you'll enjoy natural air conditioning as you hike by dramatic waterfalls and through primeval forest. You'll have the option of a dinner/beer stop (own expense) on the way back to Portland. *THIS IS A 12-HOUR TOUR*

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Mount St. Helens, WA 98616

Travel to Mt. St. Helens and environs with a naturalist guide who will discuss the geology, ecology, climate, history, and legends of the area, as well as the history of US public lands. Your guide will lead you on hikes near waterfalls, through lava tubes, and within oldgrowth forests. Stops both inside and outside of Mt. St. Helens National Volcanic Monument.

Duration: 7 hours

Stop At: Ape Cave Lava Tubes, highway 503 past Cougar, Longview, WA 98616

Traverse North America's longest continuous lava tube! No matter how hot it is outside, the temperature in the cave is a constant 42F (5.5C), so bring layers. Also, be sure to bring shoes that are suitable for scrambling, and wipe those shoes before entering the bats' home so that they don't get white-nose syndrome!

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Trail of Two Forests Trail, 42218 NE Yale Bridge Rd Gifford Pinchot National Forest, Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument, Amboy, WA 98601-4601

A lava mold forest. Walk through a wonderland of wells and tunnels, that's hard to pull kids away from.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: WIndy Ridge Viewpoint, Forest Service Rd. 99, Amboy, WA

Weather permitting, we'll take you to the closest viewpoint with a view into the crater that is accessible by vehicle. There you'll have a picnic lunch, and have the opportunity to burn off your lunch by ascending the 357 stairs to a 365-degree view overlooking Spirit Lake, with the mountain looming. If conditions are clear enough, you'll see four stratovolcanoes: St. Helens, Rainier, Adams, and Hood.

Duration: 1 hour

Pass By: Johnston Ridge Observatory, 21500 Spirit Lake Highway, Toutle, WA 98649

The place where Dave Johnston got on the radio and yelled "Vancouver! Vancouver! This is it!", the fateful morning of May 18, 1980.

Pass By: Mount St. Helens Visitor Center, 3029 Spirit Lake Hwy, Castle Rock, WA 98611

The visitor center with the most detailed history and geology of Mt. St. Helens.

Pass By: Lava Canyon, South Cascades, Stevenson, WA

A fairytale landscape of sapphire waterfalls and blue-grey andesite that were scoured and smoothed by the 1980 lahar resulting from the rapid melting of the Shoestring Glacier by pyroclastic flows.

Pass By: Coldwater Ridge Visitor Center, Hwy. 504, milepost 43, Amboy, WA

The visitor center that provides a special retro experience, with a movie about Mt. St. Helens circa 1985, and a 1990s-era Disneyland Haunted Mansion-style park ranger statue, who will give you a lecture.



Informacion Adicional
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Not recommended for travelers with back problems"
"Not recommended for pregnant travelers"
"No heart problems or other serious medical conditions"
"Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level"
"This tour operates in all weather conditions, and the cave is 42F (5.5C). Please dress in layers."
"We recommend shoes that are suitable for minor rock climbing (i.e. scrambling/bouldering)."
"Wear long pants, as there will be opportunities for crawling."
"This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund"
"This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers"
"Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability"



Horário de Início: 08:00 AM
Duração: 11 To 12 Hours
Ponto de partida: 523 NE 19th Ave, Portland, OR 97232, USA
Traveler pickup is offered
*We do not guarantee pickup at your hotel, as we consolidate pickups to 3 locations. We also do not do pickups in Hillsboro.* We will contact you the evening prior to confirm pickup location and time.

Ports

  • Port of Vancouver, Columbia Way, Vancouver, WA 98660, USA
  • Terminal 6, 7201 N Marine Dr, Portland, OR 97203, USA
  • Terminal 4, 11040 N Lombard St, Portland, OR 97203, USA
  • Port of Kalama Marine Park, Kalama, WA 98625, USA
  • Tom McCall Waterfront Park, 98 SW Naito Pkwy, Portland, OR 97204, USA


Cancelamentos e reembolsos: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.

Incluído

  • Lunch
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • PA system to hear guide while driving
  • Snacks
  • Bottled water
  • Headlamps
  • If weather does not allow mountain visibility, a modified itinerary will take you to bonus stops.
  • Professional naturalist guide
  • Hotel pickup/drop-off in Portland area
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Ape Cave Lava Tubes
  • Entry/Admission - Trail of Two Forests Trail
  • Entry/Admission - Mount St. Helens
  • Entry/Admission - WIndy Ridge Viewpoint

Não Incluído

  • Hotel pickup/drop-off in Seattle area

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