Photos from Mt. St. Helens, May 29, 2014 with Dad.
- Length: 10 miles (give or take, we got lost)
- Elevation gain: 5,500 ft.
- Summit: 8,366 ft.
- Time: 7:15 am – 6:30 pm
- Total time: 11.5 hours
First look at the mountain, coming up out of the tree line.
Majority of this route consists of lava rocks from the 1980 explosion. Lots of fun climbing up over and traversing these to find the trail.
Conditions so foggy, I could barely see 10 feet in front of me.
Breathtakingly steep grades became more visible when we breached the clouds.
Met some fellow climbers on the summit.
Close-up of the west-side of the crater of the mountain’s surrounding rim.
Neighboring Mt. Adams visible above the clouds to the east.
Peeking over the summit into the crater that was blown from the 1980 explosion.
Got a little lost on our traverse back to the trailhead…