10 miles of hiking • 5000' elevation gain • 1 night
Spent the night near the parking lot in wait for an early morning assault on Mt. Saint Helens. Unfortunately, the summit was not in the cards for the climb, with a thick layer of rime ice making the climb extremely treacherous. We turned back a half mile and 1000 vertical feet from the summit.
I'm going to wait until some real snow gets laid down before attempting this again.