|Peak Summited||2021 Mount Saint Helens|
|Type of Hike||Day hike|
|Trailhead||Marble Mountain Snow-Park|
|Hiking Companions||Hiked with a partner|
|Road Conditions||Road suitable for all vehicles|
|Bug Status||No bugs|
|Snow Conditions||Trail snow-covered at times - Gear and expertise recommended|
|Trail Conditions||Trail in good condition|
Had the most amazing day finally summiting Mount Saint Helens on attempt #4. The weather was perfect. The trail conditions were a bit tricky — icy and crunchy — making for some pretty slow climbing. We slept in the parking lot and hit the trail at 12:30 a.m., making it to the summit just in time for sunrise. The bad news is that I managed to break my fibula and tear my anterior talofibular ligament while glissading down. Both required surgery. It's been nearly five weeks and I'll be starting physical therapy next week. Nothing can stop me from climbing!
A million thanks to my climbing partner, fellow goofball, and all-around amazing gal Trixie, for making sure I made it safely down the mountain, and another million thanks to the amazing volunteers at Volcano Rescue Team for rescuing me!
MSH, I will be back.