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SUV Group Tour to Windy Ridge on Mount St. Helens

August 24, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Join us for a beautiful drive through the Mt St. Helens National Volcanic Monument.  We will start the drive at the Lewis & Clark State Recreation Site at 8am. Restrooms are available. The mandatory safety meeting will be at 8:15am with an 8:30am start time. This is a casual drive with your Cayenne or Macan.  Other SUVs are welcome, but we discourage vehicles that do not have a high ground clearance from participating.  There are some non-paved areas and many of the paved areas have very rough surfaces with drop outs.  The drive is well worth the effort, because there are many places to stop and enjoy the beautiful rivers, forests and weather permitting, views of mountains.  If the sky is clear, Mt St Helens, Mt Rainier, Mt Adams and Mt Hood are all possible views, so bring your camera.

Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy with a view of Mt St Helens, Spirit Lake and the 1980 devastation blast area.  There is an optional hike to the top of Windy Ridge with views of the mountains from Mt Rainier to Mt Hood on a clear day.  There is a reason that Windy Ridge is named Windy Ridge, so bring some extra layers to keep yourself comfortable while you enjoy the view.

If you want to join this tour, please RSVP to Eric at: tours@oregonpca.org.   Use the same email address if you have questions.

Start: Lewis and Clark Recreation Site located at:  1 Jordan Rd, Troutdale, OR 97060.  (I-84 west from Portland, Exit 18.  Turn left at the stop sign toward Lewis and Clark State Park then turn left at the Lewis and Clark State Recreation Site sign into the parking lot.)

Finish: Windy Ridge, Mt St Helens

Distance: Approximately 120 miles on tour route.  It is approximately 90 miles back to Portland.

You may return home (approximately 90 miles) by retracing part of our route back to Swift Reservoir. WA-503 will take you to I-5.  Heading South on I-5 will take you back to the Portland Metro area.


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Important Information About Liability Waivers:
Drivers and passengers will be asked to sign the Release and Waiver of Liability form that will be available at the event. For parent(s) who bring a minor/or minors (younger than 18 years old) in the vehicle with you, a different waiver is required. This form requires the signature of a parent or guardian at the event. If you bring a minor, please review the Waiver Form for Minors as Observers here: Minor Waiver Form – Observers.


August 24, 2019
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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