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.
Nov. 9: Boundary Trail Full Moon Stroll (easy/moderate); drive 120 miles round trip, hike 6 miles round trip with 800 foot elevation gain; a different perspective on the Hummocks/Boundary Trail; bring a flashlight or head lamp; David: 360-703-8738.
Nov. 13: Spirit Trails (easy); drive 50 miles round trip, hike 3 miles through forest and see the many shrines built to honor a variety of religions; the hike is at the Hindu Retreat Center; Cere: 702-467-0752, Art: 360-270-9991.
Nov. 16: Cape Falcon (easy/moderate); drive 150 miles round trip, hike 5 to 8 miles round trip with 250 to 900 foot elevation gain; dark and deep woods to stunning ocean headlands on the Oregon Coast; Susan M.: 360-751-1255.
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Nov. 20: Lake Sacajawea (easy); walk around the entire lake (3-plus miles) or walk half the lake (1-plus miles) with little elevation gain; Trudy and Ed: 360-414-1160.
Nov. 23: Powell Butte (easy); drive 110 miles round trip, hike 3- to 5-mile loop with 300 foot elevation gain in Southeast Portland through large meadow on top of volcanic cone; excellent view of surrounding mountains; Bruce: 360-425-0256.
Nov. 27: Rainier High School (easy); hike 3.5-mile loop with 100-foot elevation gain, including a loop through Hudson Park; John R.: 360-431-1122.