Mt St Helens, WA
May 9, 2009  

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On this Mother's Day weekend, Mani, Sam, Franklin and I went to Mt St Helens to tackle the 8300 ft summit. The weather forecast was good. As we left Seattle, temperature has already risen to mid-60s. We stopped at Cougr to pick up our permits and had lunch. It was 74F (23C).

Going up for the first 2000ft elevation was not difficult, but very hot. Not until we got around 4100ft, we got some wind. We picked a dry spot on small ridge and set camp. It was so wonderful that we camped on dry land, but surrounded by pure snow.


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Camp at 4100 ft (7.4 MB).



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We were at 7700 ft (4.1 MB).



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Feel the wind at the summit(7.2 MB).



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Location: Mt St. Helens National Volcanic Monument, WA

Resource(s):
Mt St. Helens Institute.
        Mt St. Helens National Volcanic Monument Website
        Visitor Guide (Including Driving Map)
        Mt St. Helens Topo Map

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