Saturday, January 23, 2016

A Moment in Time at Mount St. Helens

Mount St. Helens from Norway Pass, Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument, Washington.
Norway Pass
Norway Pass is a popular and very scenic pass located just 2.2 miles up the trail in Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument.  It is frequented by day hikers looking to stretch their legs up the short but sometimes steep trail, and by backpackers and serious hikers heading further into the Mount Margaret Backcountry, possibly hiking to the summit of the incredibly scenic Mount Margaret itself.

Norway Pass offers beautiful views out over Spirit Lake to Mount St. Helens, and to Windy Ridge and the Windy Ridge parking lot.  In flower season, the trail and slopes can be dotted with the red of Indian Paintbrush and other wildflowers.  Even better views can be had further up, by continuing to Bear Pass or better yet, to the ridge just before Camp 1.

This image was taken during one of my early backpacks into the area.  It  was recently leased for worldwide editorial usage in the education industry.  To view more images from Mount St. Helens, please visit my South/Central Cascades Gallery.

As always, thanks for looking!