You can see forever. That is how I will remember this trip to the east side of Mt. St. Helens. We started getting sunrise shots at McClellan Point. The haze and lookout were disappointing. We should have known better as we were there the night before for a sunset shot which was so hazy we did not keep a single image. We discussed as we left that it was not optimal, even for sunrise, with such haze.
Fortunately, we cut our losses and left early to head to Windy Ridge, the last viewpoint on the east side of Mt. St. Helens. To get there we drove rough and winding roads. But, it was more than worth the 2 hour drive. Ideally, this side of the mountain is a sunrise opportunity. Yet, we were there early enough and the light stayed nicely throughout the morning.