10 miles of hiking • 1750' elevation gain •
A friend invited me to go to Mt St Helen's with her yesterday, so off we went. The road up was icy in spots but fine. Just enough snow to make it beautiful. We parked at the Hummocks and road walked to The south Coldwater lake TH. As usual, beautiful views everywhere. We continued up towards Coldwater Peak and went about a mile beyond the junction with the trail down to the lake. Then we hit our turnaround time and headed back. Great company and a wonderful trip.