TOUTLE — An abnormally mild winter has allowed state Highway 504 near Mount St. Helens to open earlier than usual. Crews reopened the highway east of Hummocks Trailhead at 9 a.m. Friday, according to the Washington State Department of Transportation.
By Viki Eierdam for The Columbian
March 31, 2015 6 a.m.
From the crater of Mount St. Helens to the slopes of Mount Adams, Southwest Washington features hundreds of miles of back country to explore. Sometimes, those explorations go awry. And that's where the services of the Volcano Rescue Team come into play.