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 Post subject: Wa Volcano Stoke Mt Saint Helens
PostPosted: Sun Apr 27, 2008 8:43 pm 
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Its Volcano Season once again out here in the pacific Northwest.
St Helens is the smallest of the Volcanoes out here in Wa summiting at around 8'300 feet ( The eruption in 80 took off over 1'000 feet).

Our original plan was to do a multiday trip but someone forgot there sleeping bag so that changed objective. So here is the T.R.

We arrived at a deadend spot in the road around 1 A.M. and noticed another car parked instead of started in the dark we decided to take a nap. The next morning we started talking to the other group which were two guys from Jackson Hole. Kiel was a skier and Reed was on tele gear, they just decided to ski a volcano on there roadtrip heading North so they made a bipass to St. Helens. We decided to stick together as a group so our party of three turned into 5 (4 skinning 1 snowshoeing). The road was buried at around 2,200 feet and we were going to have to skin up the road for over 6 miles.
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Our first View of the Volcano
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Decision time MarbleMount or Climbers Bivy ??
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Sunglasses in Washington ?????
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Looks like we past the junction for climbers Bivy time for some bushwacking (Our ascent path is to the left of the gully)
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Skier Dan snowshoeing up a gully (yes I said snowshoeing)
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A group break right before alpine
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Nice snowmobile tracks
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Planning our line of Ascent
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Breaking into alpine
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Its a long slog
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Kiel taking a quick Breather
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running up the volcano
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Getting close to the summit
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Looking off into the Valleys
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Spirit Lake from the summit
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Don't Forget to bring a towel
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Getting ready to ride a 6'000 vert line
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Its all down hill from here
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Reed dropping in
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Then Kiel
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then myself
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Great corn in a huge gully

Since Dan was snowshoeing he made it about 1'000 vert short of the summit but he started were the corn was the best
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Dan ripping it down the face
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Following the gully down lower
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A sick shot of scott
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A moment of rest after tackling the giant.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 27, 2008 8:59 pm 
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Nice towel, Ford Prefect would be proud. Good TR too.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 27, 2008 9:19 pm 
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Excellent TR as usual, great photos...time to add that to a trip wish list.

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