On this episode of RV Family Travel Atlas, we are bringing you the next travel installment from our epic Pacific Northwest adventure. On this leg of our trip, we stayed at the Silver Cove RV Resort which was the perfect basecamp for exploring Mount St. Helens.
You can listen to the entire Mount St. Helens episode here…
And you can check out our complete review of Silver Cove RV Resort here…
Segment One: Crash Course on Mount St. Helens
Sure, you remember that Mount St. Helens is a volcano somewhere in Washington that erupted back when hair was big and jeans were acid washed. But we are going to be completely honest–we were shocked by how much we didn’t know about this volcanic eruption that happened in our lifetime.
So in the first segment, we are giving you a crash course on the “most economically destructive event in US history.” You’ll have to listen for the other nine interesting facts…
Segment Two: Exploring the West Side
There was far more to do in the area around Mount St. Helens than we initially realized. In fact, we assumed this would be one of those day trips where you drive up, take a few pics, and go find some lunch.
Couldn’t be farther from the truth.
In this segment we talk about…
- Mount St. Helens Visitor Center in Silver Lake
- The Forest Learning Center
- The Hummocks Trail Hike
- Johnston Ridge Observatory
Plus, all this hiking and learning is exhausting, so you are going to want to perk up by eating at the Fire Mountain Grill on your way back down the mountain!
Segment Three: Exploring the South Side
Our boys saw Jack and Colton explore the Ape Caves on their favorite show, Rock the Park. So we knew this was on their must-do list during our visit. It was worth the drive for sure, considering they say the caves were the VERY BEST THING on our entire trip. In this segment we chat about…
- Lower Cave
- Upper Cave
- Area Reservoirs with day use beaches and water access
- Lone Fir Cafe
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Great episode. Can’t wait to explore the NorthWest! I have a question about the raincoats you use. I remember on another podcast you suggested a raincoat from Cabela’s. You said it didn’t get hot and sweaty when you were wearing it. Can you tell me which raincoat that is. Thanks!