The Volcanoes


Seeking Sasquatch

Seeking Sasquatch

Up high in the North Cascades, night and forest shroud my group in near-darkness. Just enough ambient light remains to toss snowballs— a playful salute from one species hoping to communicate with another.   
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Accommodations for Mount Rainier, Mount St. Helens, and Mount Adams

National Park Inn
Mount Rainier National Park
Longmire

360-569-2275

Seasons Motel
200 Westlake Avenue
Morton

360-496-6835

Mt. St. Helens Motel
1340 Mt. St. Helens Way NE
Mount St. Helens

360-274-7721

Cowlitz River Lodge
13069 US Highway 12
Packwood

360-494-4444

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Hike Rainier

The hike to Camp Muir on 14,410-foot Mount Rainier is one of the most spectacular in the Northwest.


Seeking Sasquatch

Up high in the North Cascades, night and forest shroud my group in near-darkness. Just enough ambient light remains to toss snowballs— a playful salute from one species hoping to communicate with another.


Volcanic Magesty

PART OF THE FUN of visiting Mount St. Helens—the craggy volcanic mountain that famously blew its top in 1980—is getting there.


Flag Planters

The volcanoes of Washington have served as training ground for some of the most accomplished mountaineers in the world.


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Wild Tastes

Some 2,000-plus farms make their homes in Lewis and Cowlitz Counties. Fryer chickens are raised here in abundance, but what may be most prolific are the delectables the forests produce.


Underground in a Volcano

THE IDEA OF WALKING into a volcano sounded strange to begin with, but when somebody told me I’d need a jacket to stay warm, I had to check it out.


Peak Pursuit

SUMMITING THE LOWER 48’s tallest glaciated peak: Mount Rainier.


Drop Dead Gorge-ous

The Columbia River Gorge is a stunner.


Hot Tips

WASHINGTON STATE is home to five major composite volcanoes, including three clustered in its southwest corner: Mounts Rainier, St. Helens, and Adams.


Blast Times

AFTER THE ERUPTION of Mount St. Helens in May 1980, then-president Jimmy Carter observed that the devastation made “the moon look like a golf course.”


Misty Mountain

“The stars look like diamonds on black velvet from the mountain.”


Mountains Abloom

AFTER MONTHS of winter, the splashes of color that highlight Northwest landscapes bring an April that is downright irresistible.


Mountain High

Mount Rainier National Park displays year-round wonders.


High Five

Mount Rainier—the Lower 48’s most glaciated peak and an active volcano— looms large ... and not just because of its 14,410-foot height. Here are five ways to experience pure wonder on and around its slopes.


From the Ashes

FOR MANY WASHINGTONIANS, May 18, 1980, is a day that will forever echo across their memories. It was on that morning, at 8:32, that an earthquake caused the north face of Mount St. Helens to collapse,


Back to the Future

Exploring Vancouver offers timeless fun.


 

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Cowlitz County Tourism

360-577-3137

Lewis County Convention & Visitor Bureau

800-525-3323

Skamania County Chamber of Commerce

800-989-9178

Stevenson Business Association

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