May 23, 2015. Cougar, Washington. We loaded up and drove to Mt. Saint Helens today. Unfortunately for us it was too foggy to see the mountain. But we did enjoy a walk through Ape Cave and a beautiful AND TERRIFYING hike through Lava Canyon. Okay, so only I thought it was terrifying. Mom was on a natural high and started jumping up and down on the suspension bridge like a little kid--until I screamed for her to stop. These photos courtesy of Tracee; I was too terrified to let go of the railing.