Explore one of the Cascades' most precious volcanic jewels!
Come hike the Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument and surrounding wild areas with award winning guidebook author, Craig Romano and co-author Aaron Theisen. Day Hiking Mount St. Helens (The Mountaineers Books) spotlights every trail within the Mount St Helens National Volcanic Monument as well as many of the trails in nearby wild areas.
Discover trails on dramatic ridges within the blast zone; trails to ancient forests that survived the eruption; and trails through wild lands that harbor elk, mountain goats and Sasquatch. Explore waterfalls, pumice plains, wildflower meadows, sparkling alpine lakes, volcano-created lakes, easy nature trails and challenging knife-edge ridges.
Craig hiked every mile of every trail (including the winter ski and snowshoe trails) within the 110,000-acre national volcanic monument as well climbed the volcano and explored miles of surrounding trails researching this guidebook. Encompassing the entire monument, Craig and Aaron also include in the book, hikes in the adjacent Dark Divide and Siouxon Roadless areas; and the Chehalis and Cowlitz River valleys. Nowhere else in the Northwest can you witness on such a large scale the sheer destructive and rejuvenating forces of Nature than at Mount St. Helens!