First mountain ever climbed. It was with the scouts and my pops on a two day push
Decent day to climb. Clear morning, but raced the fog to the top. Unfortunately the fog hit the rim the same time we did so there wasn't much of a view. It was cold and windy at the rim....surprise, surprise. I belive we were the only ones that summited that day. We passed several groups on the way up, and on the way down, that bailed because of the fog at the top. Lots of thick ice on the ridge crests, so it's best to stay on the side of the ridge on the wind deposited snow. We brought snowshoes, but ditched them near Chocolate Falls. We didn't need them at all. Crampons were a must, as well as an ice axe up on the steep slopes.
First of several (about 4 now). Kind of ashy in the fall, much nicer in the winter when snow covered.
Part 1 of a three volcano solo ascent. Awesome day, wish to hell I had brought skis
long day hike from CB, then went and did the loowit in 2 days
Climbed this solo, had a bear outside my tent late at night, had a long, but fun day, met some nice folks on the summit.
Love hanging the feet off the edge...
Took a friend visiting from England up St. Helens via Monitor Ridge. Was a beautiful bluebird day and a fantastic climb. A few days later, we went to see the IMAX film depicting the actual eruption...it was amazing to say the least; especially since I actually remember when it happened and how it impacted the Pacific Northwest.
Skinned up on my split board. Great weather, Awesome turns all the way to the parking lot. What a day.
Got winds upwards of 40mph filled with rain. It was fun even though we couldn't see much. My gear was worth every penny today! Will have to come back on a clear day.
Did this with many of the same group I would climb Hood with a year later. My first Cascade Peak climb and experience of seeing the world from a birds-eye point of view at almost 9000 ft while still standing on the ground. Truly special. Going to climb this again in Spring 2010.
The first time the mountain was fogged in. Came back 2 days later to great views into the crater and the nearby volcanoes. Great to see Mt. Rainier after just climbing it.
What a cool hike. The view into the crater is astounding. Lots of steam and constand rockfall into the crater.
Winter route from the Sno Park. Awesome weather, except the two hours spent on top looking into the crater. Still an amazing view. 3,5 hours up, 2 down.
This is one of my favorite backcountry ski destinations! The snowmobiles are a turn off though. But that does keep the roads plowed in winter, so.....
We coincidently hit the 29th Anniversary of the 1980 eruption! Me on snowshoes with Magnus & Tyson on skis. Best glissading ever!!! Felt sorry for my buddies on skis ;-). Thanks to the girl on snowshoes who took over breaking trail from me on the way up!
Great weather for a unique destination.
Fun climb, very impressive at the rim of the crater.
This was a very fun hike. being my very first volcano ever, it was fun using an ice axe for the first time! I was 12 years old when I climbed it. The last steep part I ran up because I was so excited! I also climbed it on Jul. 22nd, 2009.
Forced to begin our ski descent at 7600 ft due to white out and bad avalanche conditions. Fun Skiing out. So hard to turn around so close to the summit.