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Mt St Helens


Page Type: Trip Report

Location: Washington, United States, North America

Object Title: Mt St Helens

Date Climbed/Hiked: Apr 12, 2014

Activities: Hiking

Season: Spring


Page By: clindenlmt

Created/Edited: Apr 13, 2014 / Apr 13, 2014

Object ID: 893651

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Perfect Day on the hill.

One intermediate mountaineer and two hikers new to long volcano hikes using ice axe and crampons.  Parked at Marble Mountain TH.  Left parking lot at 4am and made it to worm flows around sunrise.  Snow beginning about one mile up trailThrew on our crampons halfway up worm ridges.  Perfect purchase.  Solid snow all the way up.  Summited around 11am, decent starting around 12pm (perfect bluebird day, little wind).  Soft snow perfect for glissading starting around 11am (If I were a skier I would start down at this time.).  My friends quickly learned why I had them start so early in the morning as they were having a blast sliding down 4,000' of soft snow while we watched others trudging up, slipping backwards a little with every step in the softer snow and baking in the sun.  Last three miles were a slog, as always, but well worth it!


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This would work better as a summit log than a trip report.

You can go to the Mount St Helens page and add this as a summit log.
Posted Apr 25, 2014 10:27 am

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