Mount Saint Helens, 4/14/2012

~11 miles / 6:15 / ~5500′, with Kate, Jarkko, and Jon, via the Worm Flows route. A perfect spring day, with views of Mounts Hood, Adams, Rainier, and Jefferson above a cloud layer at around 3000′. We climbed the left of the two prominent parallel ridges in the first photo, and skied down the gully between them. As we approached the crater rim (at 8365′), we were treated to the mesmerizing display of plumes of snow shooting up at regular intervals from beneath the cornice. The snow was willful at first, but quickly became soft and consistent as we descended, and was a blast to ski.









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