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.
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.