Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Mt. St. Helens!!

On June 5th, I hiked/climbed to the top of Mt. St. Helens! Some people have asked me why I did this....I guess, just because a friend asked if I wanted to. I had no idea what I was getting myself into! We started the climb at 8 am. It was overcast, foggy, and misty.

A lady in the stake put the hike together, and there ended up being 25 of us girls. It took us 7 hours to reach the top (yep, 7 hours!) We went six miles us, and six miles down. It was SO foggy, you couldn't see the mountain (or markers) and when you looked below, you couldn't see past the fog either. It was one of the hardest things I've ever done, but there was a great feeling of accomplishment reaching the top! We sat right on the edge and looked down into the crater.

Then came the best part...sledding/sliding down the mountain on garbage bags. It was a blast--and SO much better than the climb up!! I know I didn't want to that night....but I will consider going again, with Shane.

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Patrick and Emily said...

I'll bet that was a great feeling of accomplishment! I would love to do that someday when the belly is gone. :)

Gillespie Family said...

Amazing! What a experience! I love pictures & video. Thank you for sharing!