The winter route for Mt. St. Helens is along the Worm Flows (the summer route is along Monitor Ridge)
The day before was REI's anniversary sale where I purchased my very-similar-to-Kelsey glacier glasses in Portland.
Fueling up on a break with the snow coming down
Another break with another group in the background
Even Kermit the frog came along... look at that ice building up on him!
Yep... this is my summit picture. The faint line behind me is the edge of the cornice and it was extremely socked in ... so there was no way we were looking into the crater today.
7 of 9 people that summited on 5/18/2013 ... which was the 33rd anniversary of the eruption. The other 2 people went back to the vehicle before summiting due to illness (and helping the sick person).
On the way back down
Back at the parking lot after the climb. There were 9 of us... the missing guy was using the loo... ha!