Mount Saint Helens
Monitor Ridge Route -- July 28, 2009 other times

Four of us summited St. Helens on what was one of the hottest days of the year
(106F in Portland, a tie with 7/29). We were lucky that the mountain was making
some clouds, so we were not in the blasting sun the whole time. The younger women,
Kristen and Sue, were fast. I was the slow one and stashed my pack at 5,600 feet
so that I could struggle to the top. We started at 7:00 am. Kristen and Sue summited
at noon. Kristen's mom (Sue C) summited at 12:30 and I was last at 12:45. We
were all back to the car by 5:25. Click HERE to see pictures from Sue C and Kristen.
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