Forest Service Road 99 on the Gifford Pinchot National Forest will open for the season Friday morning. The road provides access to popular east-side Mount St. Helens attractions such as Windy Ridge, Meta Lake and the Miner’s Car.
Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument offers daily ranger-led activities at sites along Road 99, including “Eruption Talks” at the Windy Ridge Viewpoint. The programs will start Friday.
Interpretive programs offered at Lahar Viewpoint on Road 83 while Road 99 remained closed will continue Fridays- Sundays.
Programs along Road 99 will run seven day a week through the remainder of the season.