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|Mount Saint Helens National Volcanic Monument|
|by Klindt Vielbig|
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 activitiesófrom 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.
- Information on the best hiking, climbing, and skiing in the area
- Includes a historical overview of Mount St. Helens
- Twenty-one maps and 72 black and white photos
Paperback. 176 pp.