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Re: Summiting St. Helens - Mission Accomplished (Pics & Video Added)
« Reply #120 on: February 07, 2014, 08:41:58 AM »
you are right, you had a lot more snow than us.  compare this to the third one you posted above.
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Re: Summiting St. Helens - Mission Accomplished (Pics & Video Added)
« Reply #121 on: November 16, 2015, 09:03:12 PM »
This is quite an old post, But Im actually kinda looking into doing another summit here next year "2016"
Wondering if anyone on here is interesting in doing it with me "us" if my buddy goes. Be cool if there was someone that has already done it that wouldn't mind taking lead.
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Re: Summiting St. Helens - Mission Accomplished (Pics & Video Added)
« Reply #122 on: February 15, 2018, 07:38:25 PM »
Just picked up a DJI Mavic Air, Going to be doing this summit again. Ill keep yall posted when I do. Going to be so much cooler with some aerial videography.
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Re: Summiting St. Helens - Mission Accomplished (Pics & Video Added)
« Reply #123 on: February 15, 2018, 07:43:59 PM »
Good for you. Keep us posted!
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Re: Summiting St. Helens - Mission Accomplished (Pics & Video Added)
« Reply #124 on: February 15, 2018, 07:55:00 PM »
Good for you. Keep us posted!
Yeah, I looked into drones to try and help "push" me out and motivate me to get back outdoors and try to follow my photography passion again. Been in the dark so long and I figured this would be a step in the right direction. I miss making my weekly videos.
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Re: Summiting St. Helens - Mission Accomplished (Pics & Video Added)
« Reply #125 on: February 15, 2018, 08:08:04 PM »
 :tup: :tup:

I did a 1000 foot glissade on Mt. Shasta many years ago, that was a blast!  Three hours up, ten minutes dow....

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« Reply #126 on: February 15, 2018, 08:11:31 PM »
:tup: :tup:

I did a 1000 foot glissade on Mt. Shasta many years ago, that was a blast!  Three hours up, ten minutes dow....

Lol basically how st helens was. 10 hours up, 4 down. Probobly traveld about 3 miles down on my butt. :chuckle: such a blast.
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Re: Summiting St. Helens - Mission Accomplished (Pics & Video Added)
« Reply #127 on: February 15, 2018, 08:17:06 PM »
:tup: :tup:

I did a 1000 foot glissade on Mt. Shasta many years ago, that was a blast!  Three hours up, ten minutes dow....

Lol basically how st helens was. 10 hours up, 4 down. Probobly traveld about 3 miles down on my butt. :chuckle: such a blast.

That's awesome, we only had a small section of the ascent that we could do it coming back down.

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Re: Summiting St. Helens - Mission Accomplished (Pics & Video Added)
« Reply #128 on: February 28, 2018, 06:17:23 AM »
Just now saw this thread. I'm summiting St Helens in July for my 45th B-day. There will be close to 20 of us in our group. we plant to hit the trail at midnight so that we can be at the summit for sunrise. I'm so pumped fro this, started doing some training hikes. We did the Covel creek/Angel falls loop couple of weeks ago. Can't remember next months hike, but it will be followed by ape caves/ upper n lower Lewis river falls, MT Si, And Mail Box Peak and what ever else we can find to do in between.

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Re: Summiting St. Helens - Mission Accomplished (Pics & Video Added)
« Reply #129 on: February 28, 2018, 06:58:23 AM »
Remember, 20 is a big group, and rather unwieldy.  Come midnight, several will still probably want to sleep and you'll likely end up with two or three separate groups.  I prefer more modest groups where it is far easier to enforce safety protocols whatever the degree they are needed.

In any case, much of this will be self-selected prior to July

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Re: Summiting St. Helens - Mission Accomplished (Pics & Video Added)
« Reply #130 on: February 28, 2018, 06:11:54 PM »
Remember, 20 is a big group, and rather unwieldy.  Come midnight, several will still probably want to sleep and you'll likely end up with two or three separate groups.  I prefer more modest groups where it is far easier to enforce safety protocols whatever the degree they are needed.

In any case, much of this will be self-selected prior to July

I agree with the group Size being large, I'm kinda nervous about the size. I know 95% of the group and we all click well together, it's the 5% that I don't know that bothers me. If we wind up with a few scattered groups that wouldn't hurt my feelers to much. Either way I plant to enjoy my self and have thought about starting the training to do Adams and maybe spend my 50th on Rainier.

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Re: Summiting St. Helens - Mission Accomplished (Pics & Video Added)
« Reply #131 on: March 01, 2018, 01:35:07 AM »
Have fun Big John! Summited from the Bivouac in 2014 - Last few feet were a bit of a grind but well worth the view!  :tup:

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Re: Summiting St. Helens - Mission Accomplished (Pics & Video Added)
« Reply #132 on: March 01, 2018, 04:48:24 PM »
I took a 14 year old up in early August a couple years go.  We woke up at midnight and were boots on trail around 12:30.  We hit the summit about 10 min after first light and were treated to a great sunrise 20 min later.  Our party of 5 or 6 had the whole summit to ourselves.

We kept a solid pace up the hill with only a couple 5 min breaks.  Sure was nice to be walking down in the heat while everyone else was walking up cooking!

Not sure if this helps with timing for you.  Some of the navigation can be a little tricky at night.  Follow the posts as the trails are braided.  As long as you have posts in view and are moving in an upward direction you should be fine.

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