The Mount St. Helens Hiking Club typically holds several hikes each month.
Anyone interested in the hikes is welcome.
For details and the meeting place for carpooling, contact the hike leader listed or visit www.mtsthelensclub.org.
Aug. 17: Sheep Canyon Loop (moderate); drive 120 miles round trip, hike 7 miles with 1,300 foot elevation gain; nice variety of old-growth forest, timberline, lahars and flowers on west side of Mount St. Helens; George W.: 360-562-0001.
Aug. 21: Lake Sacajawea (easy); walk around the entire lake (3-plus miles) or walk half the lake (1-plus miles); Trudy and Ed: 360-414-1160.
Aug. 28: Spirit Trails (easy); drive 50 miles round trip to the serene and interesting Spirit Trails in Scappoose, Ore.; hike 3 miles through beautiful forest and experience the beauty of many shrines built to honor a variety of religions and provide a peaceful setting at this Hindu Retreat Center; Bonny: 503-556-2332.