There is something magical about 'completing the circle' and running
around one of the Pacific Northwest's Volcanos. This section provide
background information for doing these runs. Note that
none of these runs are easy. I've summited all of these volcanos and can
attest that running around them is much harder than climbing to the
top. I'm listing the runs in rough order of difficulty (a very
subjective thing). Have fun on your volcano run and drop me a line to let me know how it went for you.
Mt. St. Helens A great run. Reasonable mileage (50K), running through the desolation area, sandy canyons, lava flows and a surprising array of different eco systems.
Mt. Hood Run around Oregon's highest mountain and cover 41 miles with 10,000 feet of climbing.