Ascent of Mount Saint Helens in 1999-06

Climber: Christopher Weight

Date:June, 1999
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
Peak:Mount Saint Helens
    Elevation:8133 ft / 2478 m

Ascent Trip Report

My wife and I attempted this climb in early June. We were traveling from Utah and didn't know the conditions. We were not prepared for snow. The last three miles of the road, leading to the trail head, were still unplowed and under slushy snow. We ended up turing back about 200 feet from the edge of the crater because of a quickly approaching storm from the south. Plus we were pretty beat trudging through snow without snow boots.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:4 ft / 1 m
    Distance:15 mi / 24.1 km
    Trailhead:8129 ft / 2477 m
    Quality:7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)

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