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jeffreykingUntitled Comment

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The Climber's Bivouac has somewhat of a noteriety for being one big party on evenings during the summer. If you plan on getting some sleep and want an early start, I recommend camping about 100 yards down the approach road or perhaps off the Ptarmigan Trail.
Posted Jul 15, 2002 12:02 pm

millsb40Untitled Comment


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Measurements taken by GPS stations recently placed on Mt. St. Helens show the lava dome is expanding and earthquakes continue yet more frequent. Odds are, this Mountain will be closed to climbing for a while...

Update 07-12-06. The Mountain will be re-opening to climbing, see the Gifford Pinchot web page http://www.fs.fed.us/gpnf/recreation/mount-st-helens/ for more details.
Posted Sep 29, 2004 10:30 am

mutant1Untitled Comment


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A good view into the active crater is available from Goat Mountain.
Posted Oct 20, 2004 10:47 am

D SmithUntitled Comment

D Smith

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Just as a side project, I recently started a Website that makes time-lapse movies of still-image Web Cams in the PNW and abroad. Mt. Saint Helens is a really fun one to watch when it's letting off steam:


(click on previous days links if nothing interesting shows up initially.)

Let me know what you think! (still a work in progress...)

Posted Feb 9, 2005 12:28 pm

Bob BoltonUntitled Comment

Bob Bolton

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Awesome Dave!! Thanks a million. I'll make a new section on the main page and include the link. Will this thing automatically adjust for changing daylight hours?

Posted Feb 9, 2005 9:40 pm

D SmithUntitled Comment

D Smith

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That's feature is "in the works"...right now I just have a cron job run from 9 to 5 PST -- works well for St. Helens in Winter, but not summertime or European cams.
Posted Feb 10, 2005 12:04 am


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Permits are now issued exclusively on line. A confirmation is emailed to you and you stop in at Jack's where you sign in and recieve your climbing permit.
Posted Jun 12, 2007 8:21 pm

Bob BoltonRe: Permits

Bob Bolton

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Thanks Angela - you're right, I need to update that information. -Bob
Posted Jun 12, 2007 10:21 pm

RedwicPermit Pickup Location...


Voted 10/10

After ordering a climbing permit online, the receipt needs to be taken to Lone Fir Resort (in Cougar, WA) to receive the actual climbing permit. As of June 6 , 2008, the Mount Saint Helens Climber's Register was moved to the Lone Fir Resort. The Lone Fir Resort is located on State Route 503 in the town of Cougar, WA at 16806 Lewis River Rd. Phone (360) 238-5210.

The Climber's Register is self-service and is located outside the Lone Fir Resort. For your safety, please be sure to sign in and sign out at the register.

Posted Aug 30, 2008 12:45 pm

Bob BoltonRe: Permit Pickup Location...

Bob Bolton

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Thanks -- appreciate the note! I changed the text to reference the Lone Fir Resort and included a link to their website. The other links on the page will lead to the pickup location. That should suffice I'm thinking. -Bob
Posted Sep 3, 2008 2:28 am

SummiteerGreat beginner climb


Voted 8/10

Not the toughest climb but very good for the beginner. I would recommend climbing it in early spring as the snowy views are much better for pictures. Also, in the summer, the volcanic dust can be a bit unbearable.
Posted Aug 19, 2015 12:09 pm

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