Summited Mt. St. Helens

My wild hair and I summited Mt. St. Helens today. It was a hard hike, but it was worth it.

I climbed about 4500 ft (1,372 m) — that’s over 340 floors in a building! — and hiked 5 miles (8 km) one way up Monitor Ridge, to 8,365 ft (2,550 m) above sea level. And then down again, of course.

At the summit of Mt. St. Helens. That's Mt. Rainier in the background.

At the summit of Mt. St. Helens. That’s Mt. Rainier in the background.

The sky was perfectly clear, and besides Mt. Rainier, I could also see Mt. Hood and Mt. Jefferson in Oregon and even Mt. Baker far in Northern Washington.


About Mathias

Software development engineer. Principal developer of DrJava. Recent Ph.D. graduate from the Department of Computer Science at Rice University.
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