Getting those October sunny vibes.
I had an #epicadventure on #mountsainthelens last week. Great company, beautiful day, a hell of a challenge and just a sick adventure.
It’s a week later and my calves are still saying “screw YOU Jesse”
Seeing the destruction from the eruption in may of 1980 was incredible. I remember getting to the top and realizing nearly 1400 feet more had blown to kingdom come and then in the distance you could see the forest completely wiped out.
There was still steam in this massive bulb located in the middle..... it felt so energizing as bits of rock were still skidding down the side.
It’s as if Mother Nature was whispering “I can blow this bitch at any time, I’m in charge around here”
I’m super grateful to have climbed this and witness it. Get out and play the rain isn’t here yet!
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Ape Caves. These caves are a lava tube. It is always about 20 degrees colder than outside so dress accordingly. The easy side has no bats, If you don't have a high fitness level it's not steep and can be done. The main thing is to bring very very bright lights. I had a flash light from my house but it wasn't bright enough and I used my cell phone light on top of that and it was doable. Most head lamps from a sporting goods store will work. You can't share a light. Each person needs their own, its THAT dark and the floor is uneven and lots of tripping hazards. There is an easy side and a hard side. The difficult trail, is much longer, you will need both hands free to climb over rocks and some tunnels are narrow so maybe knee pads. There might be bats. The easy side is 10 feet tall in most areas. No crawling involved, just some rocks to walk on like steps but easy for most people. My elderly neighbor was able to do it. You do need a check book or cash to pay for a day pass to display in your car. #pacificnorthwest#pnw#pnwonderland#MountSaintHelens#activevolcano#cascademountains#hiking#destinationpnw#cave#caveexploring
Today was a good day. Rode motorbikes up to Mount Saint Helens with @scuderia_humble. Spirit Lake Highway is absolutely insane and the St. Helens wilderness is otherworldly in the best possible way. If you’ve never been, put it high on your list.