Fort Clatsop on Flickr.

Fort Clatsop, Lewis and Clark National Historical Park

Fort Clatsop is a replica of the fort used by the Corp of Discovery, the Lewis and Clark expedition, during the winter of 1805-1806.

Mount St. Helens on Flickr.

Johnston Ridge Observatory
Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument

Our next stop was Mount St. Helens. Most of the stops on our trip were inspired by my oldest daughter’s interest in volcanoes. Since the volcanoes in Hawaii were out, Mount St. Helens was an acceptable second. If you ask, Emily will tell you Mount St. Helens was her favorite stop during our vacation.

Johnston Ridge Observatory sits atop a ridge five miles from the crater and affords wonderful views of the volcano and the surrounding landscape.