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Pre-eruption Mount Saint Helens, Washington


Prominence: 5917 ft, 1804 m

Elevation: 9677 feet, 2950 meters


True Isolation: 32.29 mi, 51.96 km
Historical Info:This peak only existed until 1980-05-18.
Peak TypeVolcano
Latitude/Longitude (WGS84)46° 11' 49'' N, 122° 11' 28'' W
46.19698, -122.19099 (Dec Deg)
562421 E 5116252 N, Zone 10 (UTM)
CountryUnited States
State/ProvinceWashington
County/Second Level RegionSkamania
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Selected Trip Reports from this site:
     1968 by Fred Beavon
     1968-06 by Cabe Silverhame
     1970-12-30 by John Anholm (Unsuccessful)
     1971-04-18 by John Anholm (Unsuccessful)
     1971-06-11 by John Anholm (Unsuccessful)
     1971-06-20 by John Anholm (Unsuccessful)
     1971-09-01 by Bill Hebert
     1972-07-09 by John Anholm (Unsuccessful)
     1975-06-15 by Bob Bolton
     1977-06-12 by Randy Oakley
     1978-08-22 by Greg Bramlet (Unsuccessful)
     1979-05-28 by John Anholm (Unsuccessful)
     1979-07-08 by John Anholm

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Pre-eruption Mt. St. Helens from the south in May 1978 (1978-05). Photo by Bob Bolton.
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ProminenceKey Col Page  (Detailed prominence information)
  Clean Prominence: 5917 ft/1804 m
  Optimistic Prominence: 5957 ft/1816 m
  Line Parent: The Pinnacle
  Key Col: Metta Lake    3760 ft/1146 m
RangesContinent: North America
Range2: Pacific Ranges
Range3: Cascade Range
Range4: South Washington Cascades
Range5: Mount Saint Helens Area
Drainage Basins
Columbia
Pacific Ocean

Cowlitz
Columbia
Pacific Ocean
OwnershipLand: Gifford Pinchot National Forest
Wilderness/Special Area: Mount Saint Helens NVM
Topo MapMount Saint Helens O46122b2 1:24,000
Data Source1:25,000 (or larger) Topographic Survey Map
This peak was submitted to the Peakbagger.com database by Bob Bolton.
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Other Photos

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Mt. St. Helens with the sunrise horizon shadow meeting the shadow of Mt. Adams in June 1978. Taken from the south side of Mt. Adams (1978-06). Photo by Bob Bolton.
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The north side of Mt. St. Helens on June 15, 1975 after our successful climb. We climbed the Forsythe Glacier route, which is the large glacier in the center of the picture. On the left is the famous Dogs Head after which the most popular route at the time was named. You can see the glissade track coming down from the Dogs Head (1975-06-15). Photo by Bob Bolton.
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This was the last time I saw Mt. St. Helens "whole", on Feb. 11, 1980 on my way to live in Juneau, AK. Mt. Adams in the background (1980-02-11). Photo by Bob Bolton.
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This is how pre-eruption Mt. St. Helens looked from rural Clark County, WA in winter. This was just three months before it started to act up (1979-12). Photo by Bob Bolton.
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