Sunday, September 06, 2009

My Hardcore Wife!!!!

On Friday, Michelle and a couple of friends from church climbed Mt. St. Helen's. A couple of the girls from YW wanted to do it as a project for their YW values. I have wanted to climb Mt. St. Helen's for a long time, so needless to say, I was a bit jealous and proud, all at the same time!

Right after the timber-line, they needed to start scrambling over boulders. The long poles shoved into the ground served as markers for the ascent, and descent for that matter.

After the boulder field, the mountain changed into an ash field. Michelle said that walking in the ash was very much like walking in the loose sand at a beach, but much more steep. She said the ski poles helped a whole lot.

The higher they got, the ash got more and more refined, with less and less boulders and rocks in it. This bottom pictures shows just a bit of the ash that they had to trudge through.

Glory shot from the top, looking down into the caldera. How beautiful (my wife, not the caldera)!

This shot is looking from the edge of the cliff down into the caldera. All that missing mountain was blasted out with the eruption.

Michelle, I am so proud of you for doing this! Good job, and I am looking forward to doing it with you next year!!!


Anonymous said...

Nice job Michelle!!! How long of a hike is it? That looks like so much fun. I cant wait to see you guys in a couple weeks.


way to go...and Benson so cute to hear you cheer her on.

Janel said...

awesome missy!!

amanda said...

Hike Mt St Helens....Check!
What's next? Skydiving?

The Mitchell Trio said...

It is fun to see you with Melinda! I miss all those friends of mine and you too! Glad you are having fun! :)

Brenley said...

way to go!