Mt. St. Helens
August 20, 2001
We all camped at the Climbers’ Bivouac Sunday night,
then hit the trail at 7:30 a.m. Monday.
It was a beautiful day, with cloud banks continuously building
to the east, but we were in the clear throughout the climb.
We made the top (can’t really call it a “peak”!)
between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. depending on hiking abilities,
Andrew (age 5) and Buzz being the last to summit.
Beautiful views of Mt. Rainier, Mt. Hood and Mt. Adams (in and
out of the clouds); even a rock-fall on the east flank.
We all arrived back at the trailhead by 5:15.
Daniel, Meagan & Robert Shaw
Andrew & Buzz Blumm (leader).
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