Golf in a lava field – by Roman Tulchynsky (@startolava.)
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Washington, D.C. (YWN World Headquarters) – If you’re looking for something to do in downtown DC this summer, don’t miss for one of the most awe-inspiring views of Washington, DC, that is Golf in a Cave.
A massive lava field has formed on the mountaintop of Mt. St. Helens in Washington state. The lava field stretches for miles, and is as much as two and a half times the height of Mt. Everest and is visible from downtown Seattle and downtown DC.
They are even bringing the world’s largest rock telescope to the volcano to view the “sky show”.
Here is an article which gives you a better idea of what to expect to see.
The Mt. St. Helens’ lava field is the source of the “blue sky” that you’ll see from miles across the U.S. East Coast. The upcoming Greater Washington Triathlon (May 8) will include both a marathon and a half marathon route that incorporates the summer sunrise in the Washington, D.C. area. Great on the shores of the Chesapeake Bay, the Mt. St. Helens Sunset Festival is the place to be on the last Sunday in May. And the Mount St. Helens Leukemia Classic Run on July 14 is one of the longest running charity runs in the U.S.
And of course, tourists from all over the world flock to view the “rock star view” of the eruption on Mt. St. Helens from the open road. According to tourism officials, at least 350,000 to 400,000 tourists pass by the volcano daily, with many more stopping in the city for a glimpse of the famed rock show.
About 20,000 people journey to the Mount St. Helens near-vertical, kilometer 12/13 of an 8.3-mile crater each year to view the sunrise from the crater rim. Visitors will be able to view a popular 360-degree panorama of the lava field from a wide range of viewpoints as well as the northern peak of the park.
The beauty of Mt. St. Helens will be celebrated on Saturday, May 5, with a Free Festival and BBQ from 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. where patrons can enjoy music and entertainment, as well as food and beverages. Both the festival and BBQ are open to the public and are underwritten by national sponsors of the Greater Washington Triathlon.
You can learn more about the Mt. St. Helens Lake Forest and Adventures here and read my article about Mt. St. Helens here.
You can read the latest updates about Mt. St. Helens here.
Get information about all of the Mt. St. Helens events at VisitMountStHelens.com