As I worked on the bike today and pondered the coming spring, I thought about finally going up to Windy Ridge on my next ride to Mt St Helens. Then, as I watched the news tonight, I learned there have been "startling new activity and developments" in the crater. Does anyone know if, with all the activity on the mountain, the Windy Ridge Observation Point and the road to it are even going to be open this year? I always chickened out on the ride up to Windy Ridge because I didn't think my old Superhawk had the range to get there and back to the nearest gas station. Now that I have a VFR, I am going to be so fried if they close the road and observation point. Of course I 'spose they could leave it open and I could be there when the big eruption hits; in which case I actually would be fried! :lol: Ahahahahahahaha! OH! I'll be here all week! Try the veal and don't forget to tip your waitress. Goodnight!