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The southwest interior of Washington State is populated with wild rivers, thick forests, and volcanoes.
Ape Cave Vicinity

Ape Cave Vicinity

June 21, 2015

The "Ape" area is my name for the area just south of Mt. St. Helens in southern Washington state. This includes Ape Canyon, Lava Canyon, Ape Cave, a section of the Loowit trail (which circles the mountain), and some other trails. Head north on Road 83 from the town of Cougar, and follow the signs for Ape...

Ridgefield NWR

Ridgefield NWR

June 17, 2012

Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge is located on the banks of the Columbia River just north of Vancouver, WA. It's a large area of intact wetlands and lowland forests.

Siouxon Creek

Siouxon Creek

October 24, 2009

Siouxon Creek (pronounced Soo-Shawn) is located just south of Mt. St. Helens in the south part of Washington State.

Mt. St. Helens

Mt. St. Helens

November 06, 2009

Mt. St. Helens is located in southwest Washington State, just to the west of the Cascade Crest. Roads access the blast zone from the west (Johnston Ridge / Toutle River) and the east (Windy Ridge), but the roads do not meet. Another road leads to the area south of the mountain.

There are numerous...

Mt. Mitchell

Mt. Mitchell

February 25, 2010

Mt. Mitchell is located just south and east of the town of Cougar, WA, in southwest Washington State.
There is limited parking at the trailhead, but this trail isn't as popular as some others nearby. There are about 3 miles of gravel roads to the trailhead, and they're in pretty good shape.

Lewis River

Lewis River

January 22, 2005

The Lewis River flows east to west along southern Washington state, just south of Mt. St. Helens. The source of the river is nearer to Trout Lake, WA & Mt. Adams.This trail is multi-purpose, meaning you may see mountain bikes. But, if you don't mind that, it's a nice trail. Some bits between the Middle ...

Silver Star Mountain

Silver Star Mountain

March 11, 2010

Silver Star Mountain is located in southwest Washington State, not far from Vancouver, WA.

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