Mt. St. Helens
September 23-24, 1994
Seven of us converged at the Climbers’ Bivouac on Friday night.
After enduring a noisy bunch of neighboring campers and a lot of late-night arrivals with bright
headlights, we eagerly got up at the crack of dawn and started on the trail.
We knew it was going to be another hot September day, so we were motivated to make good time
to beat the heat.
Even with several rest stops along the way we were at the top in about three hours!
(from 3800 to 8365 ft.!).
We spent some time enjoying the incredible view into the crater (unfortunately, the views of
Rainier, Adams and Hood were all really hazy), and then hightailed it back to the cars to catch
Saturday night at the Eugene Celebration!
Joining me (Bill Montgomery) were Andy Dungan, Josh & Ron Ladau, Mike Landes, Ed Lovegren
and Jim Porter.