Hike Mount St. Helens Blast Zone

Oregon Peak Adventures and Portland Community College have paired up to offer a Hike the Blast Course through the Recreation and Wellness Department.  The course is a 12 mile hike in the mountains blast zone and covers crossing the Pumice Plain to Loowit Falls located at the base of “The Breech.”  Participants will hike to Windy Ridge from there and be picked up.  The course includes a classroom orientation on October 2, 2008 from 6:30pm – 9:30pm. The hike will be on October 5.  The area is rich in history and natural beauty. Participants will get to discuss the 1980 eruption and how the area has changed and grown since the blast.

The course costs $150 per person plus $29 for tuition.

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Pictured: Loowit Falls and “The Breech” from Oregon Peak Adventures

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