Being a park ranger in Washington state has lots of perks — beautiful country at your doorstep is one of them! On days I was not Rangering, I explored the incredible country around me. The North Cascades, Mt. Rainier, Olympic National Park..All of these places were astounding! However – one of my explorations lead me down a mysterious trail that I still travel today!
The place that lead me down this mysterious trail was filled to the brim with mystery, beauty and danger that stopped me in my tracks! With a violent past, a questionable future and a never-ending supply of adventure, Mount St. Helens captured my full attention!
The bait that drew me into this incredible mountain’s mysteries was a well placed advertisement in a travel brochure. The 7 Wonders Museum, one of the museums near Mount St. Helens, had a cool ad with the phrase, “Come learn the mystery of the floating logs.” I was hooked! Gazing into my campfire that night, I wondered just what mysteries I would discover the next day! I could hardly wait to meet the mountain!