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Mount St. Helens August 27, 2008 Climbed by Stacey Reimers.

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1 Mount St. Helens August 27, 2008 Climbed by Stacey Reimers

2 The Climb… The Facts:  Elevation ~ 8,360 ft  Monitor Ridge Climbing Route Gaining 4,500 feet in 5 miles Gaining 4,500 feet in 5 miles  Avg. time = 7 to 12 hours (round-trip)

3 Elevation: 3,700’ for the Start…

4 The Trees are First…

5 Steady Incline…

6 Above The Timberline…

7 Reaching The Boulder Field…

8 Ash & Loose Pumice

9 Elevation: Inside a Cloud…

10 Deeper Into The Boulder Field…

11 Elevation: Above The Clouds…

12 1,300’ of Loose Ash, Pumice, Rock…

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14 The Summit! Elevation: ~8,360’

15 From The Summit… The View

16 From The Summit… The lava dome

17 The Descent…

18 Back to The Boulder Fields…

19 Foggy Cloud Once Again…

20 Finding The Trail Again…

21 Follow the Posts…

22 Finally Some Vegetation…

23 Just See The Tree Line…

24 Almost…

25 Below The Clouds Again…

26 The Tree Line…

27 Off The Boulder Field…

28 The Nice Trail Back…

29 Looking Back…

30 The Finish… The Trek…  9.5 hours Round-trip  Our muscles were quite sore the following days I wouldn’t really call it “Fun”  Great Experience: pushed myself and succeeded.

31 Advice… Know what you’re getting into! Find out climbing conditions  ask someone who has gone before  Check out Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Dress appropriately:  boots most important, no jeans, layers that are waterproof and easy to take off. Pack appropriately:  food, water, extra clothes, safety supplies, flashlight, etc.


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