This trip will focus on the 1980 eruption and its lasting effects on the landscape. We will meet at the North Forks Survivors Gift Shop along the Toutle River. Sheila Alfsen will give a brief presentation on the eruption and guide you so you can interpret the landscape from the air. The gift shop and grounds features a picnic area, some memorabilia from the eruption, and other items of interest. Stay tuned for more details soon!
This trip limited to GSOC members and their guests only. Become a member today!
What to wear
Plan accordingly for the weather. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes, bring a sweater as it is cooler up in the air than it is on the ground. Don't forget sunscreen!
What to bring
Bring a picnic lunch to eat while you are waiting for your turn on the helicopter. Snacks are available for purchase at the gift shop. Bring your camera and binoculars if desired.
Hillsboro Aviation is interested in your satisfaction, so if the weather is too cloudy to get a good view, we will cancel and your money will be refunded.
IMPORTANT! Sheila will consult with your pilot the day before we fly, and if he feels a weather cancellation is in order, you will be notified.