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Mount St. Helens climbing permits go on sale this morning. July and August weekends sell out in 30 minutes

A friendly reminder from the Adventure Guys. Climbing permits for Mount St. Helens go on sale today. They’ll likely go fast. In fact, the website,, has not been working correctly since 9 a.m. when permits sales began.

UPDATE: Keep at it if you’re having trouble connecting to I finally connected after about 15 minutes of trying and scored six permits at $22 each.

UPDATE: thirty minutes in and every July and August weekend permit (that’s 100 permits per day) has been sold.


Mount St. Helens Institute director Jeanne Bennette resigns to take new post

Jeanne Bennette is stepping down as director of the Mount St. Helens Institute after five years. The Mount St. Helens Institute is a non-profit group dedicate to educating people about the volcano while protecting the volcano. The organization also oversees climbing permits.

“ We are all indebted to Jeanne for her vision, energy, and passion for the Mount St. Helens Institute, the Monument and our volcano,” MSHI board president Bill Kelley wrote in an email. “She has been the face, the soul, and the engine for MSHI for the past 5 years.  We wish her well in her new position

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Mount St. Helens Institute adds late summer family hikes

The Mount St. Helens Institute has added to its programs a group of family-friendly Friday hikes as well as Sunday hikes throughout the end of summer. Participants will have the chance to explore the spectacular vistas, hear interesting geological stories and see waterfalls around the southside of Mount St. Helens. All hikes cost $10 per person.

The Sunday hikes are designed for hikers ages 14 and older. They are Aug. 8th to Ape Canyon and Aug. 22 along Siouxon Creek.

The family-friendly Friday hikes are designed for the whole family. The are Friday to Ape Cave, Aug. 13 to June

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