SATURDAY. APRIL 4TH 2015
for elaine's saturday morning birthday shenanigans we went for a hike on mount st. helens, an easy day trip to hike through washington's national monument.
back in april of 2015, a few friends and i drove up to washington to have ourselves a little mount st. helens adventure. we all dressed expecting sunny skies and a little bit of the warm spring we were having in portland, to discover at the visitor's center that there was snow, and lots of it. to our embarrassment we all threw extra layers and realized we were in for a chilly hike -our apparel choices were not the greatest for an april day, dress for the cold! the cold chill was very very apparent as we got on trail and closer to the mountain.
the hike was easy and offered beautiful views throughout, remember to bring water and food for the trip, as there are no options to grab foods at the observatory.