Mount St Helens Training Run

Me and a few running friends decided to run around Mt St Helens as a training run for White River on Saturday, June 30, 2018. Here are a few photos from our 33 mile counter-clockwise circumnavigation on the Loowit Trail around Helens. My group took 12 and a half hours. (Others finished faster.)

Our first view of the mountain/volcano

 

Crossing our first boulder field

 

The crew stopping at the first junction: Brook, Sean, Eileen, Elizabeth, Danny, and Nicola. What a cool looking crew, I might add!

 

Bear grass

 

Time to fill our water bottles and grab some food

 

Running along one of many many ridges

 

Me and Sean in front of Loowit falls

 

Nicola and I on the Plains of Abraham

 

Climbing out of the plains. The soil was very unstable

 

Me and my shadow

 

Sean and Brook

 

Brook, Sean, and I in front of the crater

 

The crater

 

Spirit Lake

 

Climbing up a rope

 

Lots of ups and downs (Spirit Lake in the background)

 

Checking out the stream crossing

 

There were so many different microclimates on our route

 

More boulders

 

 

Towards the end the boulders seemed to go on forever

 

A glacier

It was beautiful!

 

 

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