Mountain bike across Mount St. Helens blast zone

jeff.mayor@thenewstribune.comJuly 28, 2013 

The Mount St. Helens Institute is offering its first mountain biking field seminar Saturday.

The single-track route will take riders through an old-growth forest and past wildflowers covering the Plains of Abraham. There will be frequent stops to discuss Mount St. Helens geology, ecology and history with author and trip leader Dave Anderson.

Participants are responsible for their own mountain bike, helmet and other equipment.

The ride will cover 10-12 miles round trip and has an elevation gain of 1,300 feet. Participants should be at least intermediate level mountain bikers.

The ride will start at 9 a.m. at the Ape Canyon Trailhead. The cost is $25 per person, and the group is limited to 10 people. The deadline to register is Wednesday.

For more information, or to register, go to

Compiled by Jeffrey P. Mayor,

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