Ascent of Mount Saint Helens on 2011-11-25
|Others in Party:||Scott Rigtrup|
|Date:||Friday, November 25, 2011|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
|Peak:||Mount Saint Helens|
| Elevation:||8333 ft / 2539 m|
Ascent Trip ReportWe started at the snow park because the road to the climbers route had too much snow. We used snow shoes at about the first mile. The snow was very stable. At about half way we decided it might be easier to climb the rocks instead of snow shoeing. It got icy about a mile from the summit so we decided to use the snow shoes for traction. Got to the summit around 4:45. Our entire decent was in the dark. Had a hard time finding our tracks back and ended up using the gps on my iphone to find the trail back. We expected to have a 70% chance of snow, but it turned out to be mostly sunny. It was beautiful with all the snow. It was a great trip. It just took longer than we expected.
|Summary Total Data|
| Elevation Gain:||5713 ft / 1741 m|
| Route:||Worm Flow|
| Trailhead:||Marble Mtn 2620 ft / 798 m|
| Quality:||6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Snow on Ground, Exposed Scramble, Snow Climb|
| Gear Used:||Snowshoes|
| Weather:||Cold, Breezy, Partly Cloudy|
| Time Up:||7 Hours 30 Minutes|
| Time Down:||4 Hours 30 Minutes|
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