Mt St Helens Climb
March 29th and 30th, 2013
Sometime around the beginning of March my friend Tasha suggested the idea of climbing Mt St Helens. I was a little nervous about it–not having done it before and not having much experience on the snow–but I knew it would be amazing, so I asked my friend Troy who has done it many times and he said he’d be up for going and showing us the ropes. He let us know that you have to pay for permits starting April 1st, and that a little while later the permits become limited to 100 people per day. So, we decided to shoot for going before the end of March if the weather cooperated. The second to last weekend of the month was a bit rainy, so we hoped the last weekend would be nice and we were not disappointed.
Given that this would be the first real hike of the season for all of us, we decided to split the approximately 10.5 miles and 5700ish ft of elevation gain into two days and make it a one night backpack trip. So, we drove up on Friday afternoon and set out on the Worm Flows Climbing Route from the Marble Mountain Snow Park around 3 or 4pm. Hope you enjoy the photos!