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A Spring Summit Up Mount St. Helens

Some spring Saturdays, you find yourself at a trailhead, full pack ready, headlamp illuminating the pre-dusk parking lot, on your way to summit a volcano. It happens. And when it does, it’s a bit nerve-racking, a bit overwhelming and a whole lot exciting. While Mount St. Helens was on my bucket list for some time, this year had the stars aligning to snag a permit and take to the climb.

And a climb it was…

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The lucky permit snag.
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Gearrrrrrrrrr. And eatssssssss.
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Pre-summit staging grounds.
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A smart dog…questioning my intelligence in deciding to summit a volcano.
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Part of the summit crew kicking into the vertical journey.
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Quick pause as the sun says hello for the day.
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Giddy…up, and up, and up.
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Smile?
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One trail line. Up.
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Views off the chart.

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Topside reflections.
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Summit smiles.
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Thar she blows.
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Crew out.

 

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