No public access to St Helens climb route, gotta pay MSHI

posted Jun 17, 2015, 10:38 PM by Luke Hizer   [ updated Jun 30, 2015, 9:10 PM ]
Update: here's another, more in-depth, article about MSHI working against open access to the north climb route.

You may recall a few years ago there were plans to build a north climb route to the crater in St Helens. Well, it's there, but you can't hike it unless you pay for a sold out guided hike (also here) from the Mt St Helens Institute - based on the latest decision from the Forest Service. Not exactly open access.  Perhaps in the coming years it will open to the public.