Last year I planted four varieties of hops, Zeus, Mt. Hood, Centennial and Willamette. All survived, but the Mt. Hood barely did. The Zeus actually bore about and ounce of dried cones. In the second year here in Kansas, the Zeus broke out like a Medusa monster. There were nice looking bines going every where. I snipped off all but three and by the end of March the thing is three feet up the line. My Mt. Hood has one bine that is about 8 inches long. When I searched the forum on Mt. Hood it seems like a lot of people struggle with the Mount Hood. Maybe you have to live in Oregon.
I guess I should say that by Mt. St. Helens, I mean that it is cratering--not erupting.