Thursday, October 11, 2012


Fly out of MSP Thursday morning
Eric picks us up at Sea-Tac
Drive to Cougar WA to get climbing permits
Then to Climbers Bivouac at the base of Mt. St. Helens
Set up Camp
Friday 6AM wake and break camp, light breakfast... pack for climb
Start climbing up the mountain (should have started at 6am darn it)
hike 2.5 miles to tree line, then thousands of feet elevation up the mountain scrambling over giant lava boulders!!! Wow, what the hell am I doing?!?!???
Wow incredible view on the mountain!!! Not quite to the summit, need to start back down in order to make it off the mountain before dark.
Mount Adams and a forest fire in the distance

Get back to Cougar to sign out and be accounted for...
Eat and sleep hard and fast!
Saturday AM shower and drive to Mt Adams
Set up camp and fish on Lake Takhalakh near the base of Mt Adams
Catch a limit of Rainbow Trout
Trout over the campfire for supper.
Sunday AM breakfast and break camp
Drive to Mt Rainier
Hike a bit around the base of Mt Rainier
Drive back to Seattle, eat supper and crash at Eric's place.
Monday AM fly out of Sea-Tac and head home!
Wow!!! (Did I need some rest after that "vacation"?)