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Mike Lewis

[TR] Mount Saint Helens - Worm Flows 4/3/2015

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Trip: Mount Saint Helens - Worm Flows

 

Date: 3/29/2015

 

Trip Report:

Went up Worm Flows climbing route on Mount Saint Helens with Michael Williamson on March 29th with a snowboard. He provided excellent company and our paces up the mountain were about even. Lots of others on the mountain with skis/snowboards. Conditions were perfect with mostly sunny/high clouds and patchy snow starting at about 5,500' becoming firm at 6,000'. Winds started halfway up and became a steady 40mph making my snowboard a sail which threatened to blow me over. Ice from the crater rim to the true summit made it a little spicy but the run-out was excellent and I was undeterred with an ice-ax. Cornices were very minimal but I still kept a good 15-20 feet clear. Views were pretty good and our route made for a moderately difficult day of about 6,500' of gain. This would be my final Washington Cascade Volcano and I thought I'd try to snowboard down to celebrate. Unfortunately I had forgot how to do it but still managed to laugh at my folly and enjoy the day. Thanks to MW for getting me there.

 

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Gear Notes:

Ice ax, crampons and snowboard

 

Approach Notes:

Upper gate was locked so had to start at 2,600'

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