Every year, thousands of people make their way to the crater rim and back. This fun and challenging climb is a great way to explore the Northwest’s volcanic landscapes.
Biology and Recolonization
In 1980, when Mount St. Helens came roaring back to life, animals, plants and every group of organisms was impacted by the blast, the pyroclastic flow or the mudflows. These disturbance zones have provided scientists with an incredible living laboratory.