Mt. St. Helens

August 3, 2009

Most of us camped at the trailhead the night before. Monday, we woke to cool temps starting off. After two miles through the woods, we emerged onto the rocks and scree with nary a tree the rest of the way. It was slow going, but a clear day with cool breezes and great views in all directions. The climb was rugged, the constant scree was tough — seemed more difficult than my last time on the mountain seven years ago (maybe seven years older makes a difference?).

We all made the top (is it still a summit?) and hung out for a while enjoying the moment. The hike down was uneventful — we all agreed it was a beautiful day and great experience. Participants were non-Obisidians Mike & Patti McNutt, and Obsidians Daphne James, David Adkins and the Blumm family, Maddie, Andrew, Cecile and Buzz (leader).

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