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Even though it was foggy for a lot of the drive up to the Johnston Ridge Observatory and we could... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2020
The_Wanderer1992
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Columbia, Maryland
Beautiful Drive up the Mountain

We enjoyed this drive up the mountain imagining how powerful the eruption was. The bridge is pretty... read more

Reviewed 9 September 2019
khill72
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Huntsville, Alabama
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Reviewed 9 September 2019

We enjoyed this drive up the mountain imagining how powerful the eruption was. The bridge is pretty along with the valleys.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank khill72
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Reviewed 10 August 2019

During the eruption of Mt. St. Helens in the 1980's, the old, winding, slightly-better-than-Forest Service road up to Spirit Lake and the Mountain was mostly obliterated. The new highway follows the old one until it crosses the Toutle Rive about 10 miles from Castle Rock. It then moves north and upward, offering magnificent views of the mountain, the Toutle River bed, and the surrounding terrain. It is a great engineering accomplishment.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Warren G W
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Reviewed 13 July 2019 via mobile

Lovely drive.

Great road.

Scenery is awesome all along the way.

Lots of scenic overlooks.

The drive is quite long but makes for a lovely day.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank TAMAN1951
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Reviewed 29 June 2019 via mobile

We took this hwy on our way to Mt St Helens and it was beautiful! You can still see evidence from the blast but nature has reclaimed its area! So beautiful!

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank 242aliciaz
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Reviewed 3 June 2019 via mobile

Evidence from the 1980 blast is still remains and can be seen on the drive up closer to Mt. St. Helen's. New lakes and the mud slide path. Pieces of mountain that blew up your 14 miles away. Spectacular!

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank ki0ki
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