Travels with the Original Easyrider®
2018 Edition

Dog Days of Summer visit to
Johnstone Observatory
Coldwater Lake
Mount Saint Helens National Volcanic Monument

July 28, 2018

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We climbed Mount St Helens in September, 2011, August, 2012, September, 2012, August, 2013

And given my now advanced decline into geezerdom, probably our last climb done in September, 2013.

We were out to Mount Saint Helens in 2010 and again in 2011, 2013

Spring, 2014, Summer, 2014, Winter, 2014 and Dead of Winter, 2015.

Summer, 2015, Fall, 2015 and Late Fall, 2015

First day of Spring, 2016, Season Opener, 2016 and Season Finale, 2016

Spring, 2017, Summer, 2017, Fall, 2017, Spring, 2018, Summer, 2018

There are no gas stations past the 10.5 mile point (from I-5) on Hwy 504. The
Shell station just beyond the Toutle Post Office is the last chance to buy fuel
(incl. diesel). The round trip distance to the end of the highway (Johnston Ridge)
from this point is 82 mi (132 km). Cheaper gas is available at Castle Rock as you
exit the I-5 freeway.


The most popular tourist route into the Mount St. Helens area is via Washington state
route 504. It can be reached at Castle Rock (exit #49) off Interstate 5 in Washington,
about one hour and 15 minutes north of Portland and two hours south of Seattle.

This trip was sponsored by
The Eloise Company
Makers of "GET LOST!

It gets rid of everything. People, dogs, clouds.... EVERYTHING!
Now available in convenient 55 gallon drums!

These images were made with my Nikon D810 camera and my incredible
Zeiss Planar T* 50mm F/1.4 ZF.2 manual focus Lens.

It was REALLY hazy up here this morning plus the sun was blaring
at 10 O'Clock high.... pretty difficult shooting conditions.

Since the conditions for photography were far from ideal, I'm experimenting
with ON1 Photo RAW panorama capabilities and fooling with some of the
settings in the effects module. There really weren't any keepers on
this trip.

A herd of elk way far away.... like a mile or so away. My Zeiss lens
is pretty good but cropped this much there's not a lot of detail left...

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