When I lived in the Northwest 15 years ago, I loved to go mountain biking on the trails around devastated Mt. St. Helens, which blew its top in 1980. More than 50 died.
Cyclists who’d like to see how St. Helens has changed -- and mellowed -- in the ensuing three-plus decades may want to consider a pair of intermediate to advanced tours by Bicycle Adventures that includes three other volcanoes –- all dormant, of course.
The trip along the Pacific Northwest’s Ring of Fire is an eight-day, seven-night road ride from Seattle to Portland by way of some 20 major volcanic centers that comprise the Pacific Northwest’s Cascade Range.
The most notable volcano is Mt. St. Helens. Others on the trip include Mt. Rainier, which last exploded in 1854, Mt. Hood and Mt. Adams.