Mount Saint Helens Trip Report (#6795)
- Signed By: Glenn Ponas
- Date submitted: November 04, 2002
- Date(s) climbed: 7/23/02
I visited the Pacific Northwest for the first time two years ago and fell in love with the mountains. At the time I was 352 pounds and thought I'd have no shot of ever seeing the top of the mountain. Two years later and 115 pounds lost, I climbed to the top along with my brother, Joe (see his post below). It was the single BEST experience of my life! I want to take this opportunity to thank Joe for his support, love, and dedication.
It's not an easy hike, but not only did I make it that day, but so did a 10-year old and an 80-year old. We were all on the summit at the same time... great experience!
We also had the opportunity to go to Hood (to just below Crater Rock) and to Ranier (to Camp Muir) all within 6 days.
NEXT: Summer 2003 - Hood, Adams and Ranier! Onward and Upward!