|Peak Summited||2021 Mount Saint Helens|
|Type of Hike||Day hike|
|Hiking Companions||Hiked with a group|
|Road Conditions||Road suitable for all vehicles|
|Bug Status||No bugs|
|Snow Conditions||Trail snow-covered at times - Gear and expertise recommended|
|Trail Conditions||Obstacles on trail|
Summited Helens on a sunny Friday. Car camped in the parking lot the night before to get an early start (4:00 AM) and reached the summit at 8:45 via Worm Flows Trail. Spent about 8 and 1/2 hours on the trail summiting, glissading, and hanging out at the top. Snow was compact on the way up but turned slushy coming down as the sun began to heat things up. Used poles and spikes to summit and brought an axe to glissade down.