Outdoors

Outdoors Extreme athlete Dean Potter dies in BASE jumping accident Extreme athlete Dean Potter dies in BASE jumping accident
Extreme athlete Dean Potter, renowned for his daring and sometimes rogue climbs and BASE jumps, was one of two men killed while attempting a wingsuit flight in Yosemite National Park, a park spokesman said Sunday.
Outdoors Mount St. Helens in 2015: 'We're still in a rapid rate of change' Mount St. Helens in 2015: 'We're still in a rapid rate of change' (Photo Gallery)
Thirty-five years ago, Mount St. Helens in southwest Washington state erupted, killing 57 people, blasting more than 1,300 feet off the top and raining volcanic ash for miles around. Today, the volcano has become a world-class outdoor laboratory for the study of volcanoes, ecosystems and forestry, as well as a major recreational and tourist destination.
Outdoors 35 years ago: Mount St. Helens erupts 35 years ago: Mount St. Helens erupts (Photo Gallery)
On May 18, 1980, Mount St. Helens erupted and changed the landscape of the Pacific Northwest.

It was 8:32 a.m. when a 5.1 earthquake shook the mountain. It's north face collapsed, sending the eruptive force sideways. A plume of ash poured into the southwest Washington sky, and debris flow filled the Toutle River.

The eruption destroyed the top 1,300 feet of the mountain, and ultimately killed 57 people.
Outdoors Fast bikes, steep banks and no brakes Fast bikes, steep banks and no brakes (Video)
Odds are you've ridden a bike before, but you've probably never ridden like this. The Alpenrose velodrome in Portland is one of just two dozen or so in the U.S., and it's open to the public. But with fixed gear, no-brake bikes, this is no Sunday cruise.
Outdoors Razor clamming closed along entire Oregon Coast Razor clamming closed along entire Oregon Coast
Razor clamming is closed along the entire Oregon Coast due to elevated levels of domoic acid, the Oregon Department of Agriculture and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife said Thursday.