The first real heat of the summer is now hitting the Pacific Northwest and the Cascade Range. It's a great time to visit Mount St. Helens and escape the heat. At the same time, the Fourth of July holiday should bring an increased vigilance to protecting the land. This time of the year wildland fire is an ever-present concern. Remember, using fireworks on National Forest lands is not just illegal but threatens the land and all that dwell within. When you visit, bring plenty of sunscreen, something to eat, water and a wrap just in case the weather takes a turn at altitude. Just don't bring anything that could endanger you or the land. Leave the fireworks at home please.
If you are unable to visit in person, enjoy your virtual visit with the Mount St. Helens VolcanoCams. Both are working just fine.