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post #1 of (permalink) Old 06-18-2002, 12:09 AM Thread Starter
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I caught a small clip on the news about a father and son that perished in some fast moving water and small waterfall at St. Helens. Apparently they are closing that trail. Does anyone have more info?





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Apparently there were two deaths (a father and son again) last year at the same location. I'm curious as to what actually happened though.





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I have been to that area near Mt. St. Helens. I stopped over there while I was down climbing the mountain, camping at June Lake, and hiking part of the Lewitt Trail. There are a series of waterfalls which drop from tier to tier of lahar scored lava rock in a narrow canyon. There are a series of trails of varying difficulty that run along the length of the canyon and occassionally cross the creek on different types of bridges. When I was there, there were some ladders which you could climb down into the canyon on. It's not a place I would take small childeren, especially at this time of year.

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