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The Mt St Helens Adventure Tour from Portland

Location Portland, Oregon, USA
$319.00
This is an experience gift voucher. The recipient will book the experience after they redeem the gift voucher.
Overview
Travel to Mount Saint Helens and environs, from Portland, on this ALL-INCLUSIVE tour with a 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*
Tour guide
Language: English
Human tour guide
Availability depends on seasonality and number of participants. Bookings can not be made for the same day. Please read our TnC’s.

When giving as a gift, your recipient can choose a date at their convenience during a booking process. Otherwise, you can choose one after checkout and voucher redemption.
  • Professional naturalist guide
  • PA system to hear guide while driving
  • Gratuities
  • Headlamps
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Hotel pickup/drop-off in Portland area
  • Lunch
  • Snacks
  • Bottled water
  • If weather does not allow mountain visibility, a modified itinerary will take you to bonus stops.
  • Hotel pickup/drop-off in Seattle area
  • Mount St. Helens
    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.
  • Ape Cave Lava Tubes
    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!
  • Trail of Two Forests Trail
    A lava mold forest. Walk through a wonderland of wells and tunnels, that's hard to pull kids away from.
  • WIndy Ridge Viewpoint
    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.
  • The place where Dave Johnston got on the radio and yelled "Vancouver! Vancouver! This is it!", the fateful morning of May 18, 1980. (pass by)
  • The visitor center with the most detailed history and geology of Mt. St. Helens. (pass by)
  • A fairytale landscape of sapphire waterfalls and blue-grey andesite that were scoured and smoothed by the 1980 lahar resulting from the rapid melting of the Shoestring Glacier by pyroclastic flows. (pass by)
  • The visitor center that provides a special retro experience, with a movie about Mt. St. Helens circa 1985, and a 1990s-era Disneyland Haunted Mansion-style park ranger statue, who will give you a lecture. (pass by)
  • Not recommended for travelers with spinal injuries
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness
  • 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).
  • Wear long pants, as there will be opportunities for crawling.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.
  • 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.
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    02 We deliver the eVoucher or the Physical box to the recipient
    03 Recipient books the experience and creates unforgettable memories!

    The Mt St Helens Adventure Tour from Portland

    Location Portland, Oregon, USA
    $319.00
    This is an experience gift voucher. The recipient will book the experience after they redeem the gift voucher.
    How it works?
    01 You choose from 10 000+ experience gifts
    02 We deliver the eVoucher or the Physical box to the recipient
    03 Recipient books the experience and creates unforgettable memories!

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