Sunday, July 13, 2008

Mt St. Helens

Climbing Mt St. Helens has to be one of the most unique experiences on Earth! Where else can you walk along the rim of an active volcano, stand on a glacier, and glissade down a snowfield in July all in the same place? Aside from the sole coming off my boot(turned out to be a blessing), and a shoe full of ash, my climb went very smoothly! Just by chance I ended up climbing the whole way with a skier from Leadville, Colorado. He skied up the peak. I hiked. He skied down. I slid! What a trip!