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May
18
Mon
Mount St Helens 40th Anniversary Excursion (Scheduled) @ Mount St Helens Creation Center
May 18 all-day
Mount St Helens 40th Anniversary Excursion (Scheduled) @ Mount St Helens Creation Center | Castle Rock | Washington | United States

This is our regular West Side Excursion. We begin at the Creation Center at 9:30am for a presentation. The excursion will end at the Johnstone Ridge Observatory at about 3:30pm.

This is a special Anniversary excursion. Please join us on this unique occasion, even if you know the excursion really well!

The JRO makes a charge for entering their building, or using their trails, of $8 per adult (aged 16 or over). Inter-agency cards and Senior cards are accepted, to gain entry for the user and 3 additional adults. No charge for those under 16. Previous years’ experience suggests that the JRO will probably let people in free of charge on this occasion – but I cannot guarantee that.

Come and join us on this scheduled excursion!

May
26
Tue
Private West Side Excursion @ Mount St Helens Creation Center
May 26 all-day
Private West Side Excursion @ Mount St Helens Creation Center | Castle Rock | Washington | United States

This is  private West Side excursion for Spring Mountain Christian Academy

 

Jun
2
Tue
West Side Excursion (Scheduled) @ Mount St Helens Creation Center
Jun 2 all-day
West Side Excursion (Scheduled) @ Mount St Helens Creation Center | Castle Rock | Washington | United States

This is our regular West Side Excursion. We begin at the Creation Center at 9:30am for a presentation. The excursion will end at the Johnstone Ridge Observatory at about 3:30pm.

The JRO makes a charge for entering their building, or using their trails, of $8 per adult (aged 16 or over). Inter-agency cards and Senior cards are accepted, to gain entry for the user and 3 additional adults. No charge for those under 16.

Come and join us on this scheduled excursion! Itinerary found here.

Jun
3
Wed
South Side Excursion (Scheduled) @ Mount St Helens Creation Center
Jun 3 all-day
South Side Excursion (Scheduled) @ Mount St Helens Creation Center | Castle Rock | Washington | United States

This is our regular South Side Excursion. There are two muster points:

  1. The Creation Center at 8:30am
  2. Cougar Rest Area at 10:00am. This rest area is on the right, as you enter Cougar (if driving from Woodland). There is a parking lot and restrooms.

The park authorities charge for use of roads in the park – $5 per vehicle, unless you display an inter-agency card. Fee can be paid at the Deli in Cougar (by the rest area), or using the envelope scheme at Lava Canyon.

Please let us know if you are joining us at Cougar. There is no cellphone reception there, so your guide will not be able to hear about late arrivals etc.

Jun
5
Fri
Private West Side Excursion @ Mount St Helens Creation Center
Jun 5 all-day
Private West Side Excursion @ Mount St Helens Creation Center | Castle Rock | Washington | United States

This is  private West Side excursion for a homeschool co-op

 

Jun
8
Mon
Harry’s Ridge Hike @ Mount St Helens Creation Center
Jun 8 all-day
Harry's Ridge Hike @ Mount St Helens Creation Center

This is an experimental hike, on the new public trail to Harry’s Ridge. There is no charge for this trip, because I haven’t tried it out myself, and there could be problems leading us to turn back.

We will leave the Creation Center at 9am and drive straight to the Johnstone Ridge Observatory. Then we will hike along the boundary trail, and on to the new public trail to Harry’s Ridge, which should afford good views of Spirit Lake.

I anticipate the hike will take 4 hours. You will need walking footwear, a small backpack, a bag lunch, and plenty of water – possibly a half-gallon, if you can carry it.

Please let us know in advance if you are doing this hike.

Bad weather might lead to a change of plans.

Jun
15
Mon
Triple Excursion in June 2020 @ Mount St Helens Creation Center
Jun 15 – Jun 17 all-day
Triple Excursion in June 2020 @ Mount St Helens Creation Center

Come to the Mount St Helens area for your vacation, and join in with three special excursions. Each excursion can be booked separately, if you wish, or you can join all three for a minimum donation of $40 per person.

Many visitors have asked for consecutive excursions, so that they can plan an entire vacation to the area.

These three vacations are:

West Side Excursion (Scheduled) @ Mount St Helens Creation Center
Jun 15 all-day
West Side Excursion (Scheduled) @ Mount St Helens Creation Center | Castle Rock | Washington | United States

Part of a set of Three Excursions. Participants can choose to do just one excursion, or sign up to all three, as part of a local vacation.

This is our regular West Side Excursion. We begin at the Creation Center at 9:30am for a presentation. The excursion will end at the Johnstone Ridge Observatory at about 3:30pm.

The JRO makes a charge for entering their building, or using their trails, of $8 per adult (aged 16 or over). Inter-agency cards and Senior cards are accepted, to gain entry for the user and 3 additional adults. No charge for those under 16.

Come and join us on this scheduled excursion! Itinerary found here.

Jun
16
Tue
South Side Excursion (Scheduled) @ Mount St Helens Creation Center
Jun 16 all-day
South Side Excursion (Scheduled) @ Mount St Helens Creation Center | Castle Rock | Washington | United States

Part of a set of Three Excursions. Participants can choose to do just one excursion, or sign up to all three, as part of a local vacation.

This is our regular South Side Excursion. There are two muster points:

  1. The Creation Center at 8:30am
  2. Cougar Rest Area at 10:00am. This rest area is on the right, as you enter Cougar (if driving from Woodland). There is a parking lot and restrooms.

The park authorities charge for use of roads in the park – $5 per vehicle, unless you display an inter-agency card. Fee can be paid at the Deli in Cougar (by the rest area), or using the envelope scheme at Lava Canyon.

Please let us know if you are joining us at Cougar. There is no cellphone reception there, so your guide will not be able to hear about late arrivals etc.

Come and join us on this scheduled excursion! Itinerary found here.

Jun
17
Wed
Columbia Gorge Excursion @ Mount St Helens Creation Center
Jun 17 all-day
Columbia Gorge Excursion @ Mount St Helens Creation Center | Castle Rock | Washington | United States

Part of a set of Three Excursions. Participants can choose to do just one excursion, or sign up to all three, as part of a local vacation.

This is our regular Columbia Gorge Excursion. There are two muster points:

  1. The Creation Center at 7:45am
  2. Columbia Gorge Outlet Stores, Troutdale, OR, leaving no later than 9:00am. Leave I-84 at exit 17. Park away from the stores – address for GPS is 450 NW 257th Way, Troutdale, OR

The excursion will end by mid-afternoon, and you should be able to get back to Troutdale by 6:00pm or earlier.

The excursion crosses two toll bridges, with a toll of $2 cash each, so you will need $4 cash for each vehicle.

Come and join us on this scheduled excursion! Itinerary found here.