For Mark's birthday we wen to Mount Saint Helens, which is a little over five hours away by car. The first day was rainy, which was a nice change from all the 90 degree weather we've been having. The second day was cloudy, but without the rain and warmer. The last day was clear and warm.
We stayed at Iron Creek campsite, in the Mt St Helens wilderness area. The campsite was mostly pleasant, with only a light Saturday night party camper vibe. What would have made it perfect would have been the inclusion of a meadow for star gazing. On the river was a magical beach filled with standing piles of rocks. We added our own stacks.