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The Mt St Helens Adventure Tour from Portland

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Travel to Mount Saint Helens and environs, from Portland, on this ALL-INCLUSIVE tour 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.

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*

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Darren C
October 9, 2019
Wow...did this trip a few weeks ago in September 2019 and it was AWESOME. If I could give it 6 stars out of 5 I would. The pre-tour communication was great and pick-up was punctual. Marcus was fantastic and very knowledgeable about the wildlife and geology (I am a geologist and could fact check him on the geology, and he got it right which was impressive!!!). The itinerary was tailored to the weather conditions to get the best out of the day, and there were also some unplanned photo opportunities that Marcus was happy to stop for (the kind of thing you don't get from big bus tours). The tour packed in all the highlights from Johnston Ridge to Ape cave and we saw the mighty Mt St Helens from all sides....it was the only tour where you get to experience all of those things in one day. Thank you very much for the day Marcus....I have wanted to see the mountain for many many years as a geologist, and the tour did not disappoint!!

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Itinerary
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Stop At: Mount St. Helens, WA 98649

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, Cougar, WA, United States, Longview, WA

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: 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

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

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Pass By: Mount St. Helens Visitor Center, Hwy. 504, milepost 5, Castle Rock, WA 98611

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

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Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • 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).
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • 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 11 travelers
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • We are keeping the vehicles sanitized as per WHO & CDC recommendations. For non-private tours, vehicles are being filled to half capacity to maintain physical distance. As per proclamation by the Governor of the State of Oregon, guides and guests are required to wear masks, with certain exceptions.
Inclusions
  • 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 - Mount St. Helens
  • Entry/Admission - Ape Cave Lava Tubes
  • Entry/Admission - WIndy Ridge Viewpoint


Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup/drop-off in Seattle area


Departure Point
4841 SE 30th Ave, Portland, OR 97202, USA

Traveler pickup is offered
We'll contact you the evening before to set a time and location.

Airports

  • Portland Intl Airport, 7000 NE Airport Way, Portland, OR 97218


Ports

  • Port of Vancouver USA, 3103 NW Lower River Rd, Vancouver, WA 98660, USA
  • Port of Portland, 7200 NE Airport Way, Portland, OR 97218, 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




Departure Time
8:00 AM

Duration
11 to 12 hours

Return Details
Returns to original departure point


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