What Is The Most Scared You’ve Ever Been?

Climbing Mount St. Helens

Since it’s Nothing to Fear Day, I’ll answer one of my most frequently asked questions: “What is the most scared you’ve ever been while out volcano hopping?” 😱 While there’s always a risk with volcanoes, I’m constantly keeping my eyes and ears open. And I…

Thursday Thoughts: Potential Hazards From Future Eruptions of Mount St. Helens Volcano

With the 40th anniversary of Mount St. Helens’ 1980 eruption just a few weeks away, I have been reading up on the volcano’s history. In 1978, Rocky Crandall and Donal Mullineaux wrote this fantastic paper after years of studying the volcano. It’s fascinating to…

Thursday Thoughts – Update From Base Camp

Here is the latest update from Base Camp. We’re wondering how you are doing and holding up during this unique time, and are discussing what we are up to under quarantine. The answer? A new novel is in the works! Here’s some insight into…

Thursday Thoughts – International Day of Volcanoes

For today’s Thursday Thoughts, I’ll give an update from Base Camp. We will also discuss last week’s International Day of Volcanoes and the volcanoes that chose to erupt on that day to celebrate! If you’d like to read the article I mention in the…

Update from Base Camp

Saying hello, wondering how you all are, and updating you on the latest happenings at Base Camp during social distancing. Copyright © 2020 Volcano Hopper. All rights reserved. **Disclaimer: Please use extreme caution when hiking on any volcano, particularly near active lava, or eruption…

10 Volcanic Activities and Boredom Busters

Woman Standing Alone On Volcano

Here is a list of 10 volcanic boredom busters that you (and your kids!) can do to get your volcano fix and stave off the cabin fever.

Should Active Volcanoes Be Banned?

Keeping a safe distance from an active volcano

Every few years, there is a volcanic eruption that takes the lives of innocent bystanders.  The loss of human life is heartbreaking. While most volcanoes show us warning signs before they erupt, it is impossible to predict the exact date and time that an eruption will…

Top 10 Volcanic Eruptions of 2019

Sinabung Eruption

2019 was a dynamic year in many aspects, and the volcanic world did not disappoint.  According to the Global Volcanism Program, “There were 73 confirmed eruptions at some point during 2019 from 70 different volcanoes; 30 of those were new eruptions that started during the…

Merry Christmas from Base Camp

Merry Christmas

It’s Christmas time at Base Camp!  The tree is glittering with a hundred sparkling lights, and ornaments that we’ve collected over the years dangle from the branches.  It’s been re-decorated, of course, by two kitties who love to tug on the gold garland and…

A Volcano’s Plea

Listen when I speak to you!I wish to do you no harm.Your bodies are small and fragile.Pay attention when I sound the alarm. I do not mind you exploring my slopes;I even enjoy your laughs.Humans are so fascinatingWhen they tread my lava paths. A…