Chasing Mountain Light: A Photography Hike

Join Photographer Patrick Aalto and MSHI on a guided photography hike, exploring the amazing views and the close-up wonders of Mount St. Helens. Patrick will offer expert photography instruction and help build your skills to create more compelling and powerful images. We will explore not only the sweeping landscapes of mountains and meadows, but also the incredible worlds of plants and animals in between.  All levels of photographers are welcome, whether you use a smartphone, digital camera, or film. A naturalist guide will be present to offer you insight into the sights and sounds of Mount St. Helens. Taking advantage of the evening light, this trip begins in the afternoon to catch the stunning sunset, and hike out in the dark.

Hummocks Trail: Sunday, July 25, 2021

Distance: 7.8 miles 
Elevation Gain: 1,400 ft  
Duration: 2:00 PM - 9:30 PM (Sunset: 8:47 PM)
Meeting Location: Hummocks Trailhead
Minimum Age: 8+ (minors must be accompanied by an adult)
Maximum Group Size: 10
Cost: $125

Ape Canyon Trail: Saturday, September 4, 2021

Distance: 9.2 miles 
Elevation Gain: 1,400 ft  
Duration: 1:00 PM - 8:30 PM (Sunset: 7:41 PM)
Meeting Location: Ape Canyon Trailhead
Minimum Age: 8+ (minors must be accompanied by an adult)
Maximum Group Size: 10
Cost: $125

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