32 miles of hiking • 7000' elevation gain •
Got to together with a group of PH dudes and hiked the Loowit Trail around St. Helens in one day. Started at June Lake and went counter-clockwise - next time I'd do the reverse, because the last 6 miles or so, crossing the lava above Climber's Bivouac and Worm Flows, took foreeeever. A little under 15 hours total - slowed down greatly for the last few miles. Made sure to drink out of most of the streams and glacial runoffs we encountered. Great to see the mountain from all sides!