Mount Saint Helens

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Mount Saint Helens Trip Report (#6834)

  • Signed By: David Stockton of Puyallup, WA, USA
  • Date submitted: May 26, 1999

Mount Saint Helens is special to me because it was where I got my first real mountain climbing experience. I climbed it in the summer of 1988, just after it was first reopened to climbing after the eruption. After ten years away I went back and climbed it a second time, this time documenting the trip on videotape. The lava dome looks incredible, though I have yet to see Spirit Lake from the top of the volcano (it was hidden by fog both times I climbed). Have my permits to go back again in August and September 1999. Can't wait!

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