Johnston Ridge Observatory, Toutle

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  • We planned the journey to visit the observatory on our road trip in the US. It was an amazing day out and well worth it. The takes you off the main interstate there is a long drive up to Mount St Hele...  more »
  • The story of St. Helens volcanic eruption in 1980 and is very exciting in itself, but to stand and watch mountain massif is still something special. We were unfortunately a day with some clouds, why we could not see the top. It is probably also what is decisive for the missing fifth star. It is also interesting to walk along the paths up by the Observatory. It is clear to see, the large outbreaks have had enormous consequences for plant life. There is much bart, and the little plant growth, that is, have not many years old. At the centre there is also an interesting exhibition on the one hand and, on the other hand, St. Helens volcanism in General. Of course, there is also the opportunity to buy souvenirs. If you have plans to visit several national parks (three or more), it is a consider worth investing in a season pass to all of America's national parks. It's called America the Beautiful Pass and can be acquired on site for approximately 80 USD.
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  • this was the top spot on our trip. seeing Mount Saint Helen's and the aftermath of what happened. looking down on the valley you can see where the landslide ran like a river. they had a couple overloo...  more »
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  • I went in march so i never made it to the lookout. My bad. Duh. But i have to say the drive to the gate was amazing. Well worth it regardless of how good the lookout is. I would do it again just for the drive. Incredible landscape.
  • If you are in the PNW, this place is a must visit. One can see the scale of destruction that has happened when the volcano erupted. Highly educative, beautiful scenes and is one of those places that can put ones life's priorities into perspective! The staff are very helpful and ready to answer your questions.
  • Beautiful place. The sheer size of mountain and the aftermath of last eruption makes you feel very humble. Facilities are good, a small gift shop. A mini movie theatre. Good trails.
  • Most beautiful view of the St. Helens ever. You must go on a sunny day to enjoy the views. There are guided trips from here. Ample parking spaces and visitor center is informative. The road leading to observatory is spectacular and great for motorcycle riders. On the way, there are various view points each offering great lookouts for St. Helens. Great place. On the way back do stop at spirit lake and further enjoy the day!
  • Hard to describe the awe you feel when you see an active volcano right in front of your face. The parking is free, the viewing areas around the volcano are free. There is a charge if you want to go into the observation complex. It only costs 8 for people 16 and older and it's worth it. They show a lot of the scientific equipment and have movies and cool displays. What a fun trip.
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