The Volcano Adventure Guide: Excellent information and background for anyone wishing to visit active volcanoes safely and enjoyably. The book presents guidelines to visiting 42 different volcanoes around the world.
West Crater volcano is a small andesitic lava dome with lava flows in southern Washington, belonging to a volcanic field extending from Marble Mountain, north of Swift Reservoir, to south of Trout Creek Hill. The field consists mainly of small basaltic and basaltic andesite cinder cones and small shield volcanoes, oriented along a NW-SE zone SE of Mount St. Helens.
The most recent activity occurred about 8,000 years ago and formed the West Crater lava dome, a small cone at Hackamore Creek, and a phreatic crater at the summit of Bare Mountain.
The older, basaltic Trout Creek Hill shield volcano erupted a lava flow about 340,000 years ago that traveled 20 km SE and temporarily dammed the Columbia River.
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