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Mt. St. Helens Helicopter Tour

Tour Info

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Sheila Alfsen will host a tour by helicopter of Mt. St. Helens and the surrounding devastation area on Aug. 18, 2018. The trip will be conducted at the North Fork Survivors Gift shop, located at 9745 Spirit Lake Hwy, Toutle, WA, 98649. Helicopters are flown by Hillsboro Aviation. The price includes a presentation in the gift shop theater of the 1980 eruption and its aftermath, and a 40 minute flight over the devastated area and close up to the crater where you can see the effects on the landscape.

Additionally Nathan Reynolds, Ethno-ecologist and Habitat Program Manager for the Cowlitz Indian Tribe, will be giving a presentation about the federal designation of Lawetlat’la/Mt. St. Helens as a Traditional Cultural Property of the Cowlitz Tribe and Yakima Nation. Other activities available at the site include picnicking, gift shop browsing with Big Foot memorabilia, and a Lahar buried A-frame house.

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.