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post #1 of (permalink) Old 07-25-2004, 10:48 PM Thread Starter
 
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Well, I dont have much time right now to write the whole report but TMac might fill in our wonderful trip. Here are some photos. Boy, it was very hot down there. IT was an unforgettable trip.
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Nice pictures 7lives!!! Unforgettable pictures for an unforgettable trip!

Tell me about that mist - is that the heat? dust? or volcanic sputterings?

cheers ! C Wall

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The smoke / steam ? is coming out from the crater of Mt. St. Helens.
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post #4 of (permalink) Old 07-26-2004, 07:36 AM
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You've got some great pictures there Seven - looks like a fantastic trip so far!

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Started off last Tuesday with rain and by the time we got to camp1 the skies had cleared and stuff dried up. Then we had 3 more days of nothing but blue skies and temps around 30-33c.

The mist you see in the pics is actually condensation from the many small glaciers that circle the dome near the summit of Mount Saint Helens and as the day got hotter more "mist" rose looking like smoke. The volcanoe does actualy smoke as well.

Jim and 2 other CT'ers did this trek in 3 days last September and we did it in 4 days (because of the heat and because Im as slow as molasses).

Water is a big issue as its not readily available and if you dont know where it is, one can get a little antsy when you get low. Day 3 was so hot I drank over 11 litres of water and pumped water every time I found it. The rocks really hold the heat and there is no tree cover for miles.

The volcano dust is very fine and is like grey corn starch in some places and sticks to everything. The trail is pretty obvious for the most part except when you get to some of the huge lahar channels.

Thats where the debris flow causes deep gorge like out flow channels which have steep sides that are very unstable and the trail is easily washed out. A good challenge and a wonderful adventure !!
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Your pictures are excellent in quality and subject!! Looks like a great adventure

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Nice !!

Looks like a 'bring yer own shade' kind of trip

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Your pictures sure are of good quality, both of you. What kind of camera(s) do you folks have? Are there any tricks you follow for that kind of resolution?
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Your pictures sure are of good quality, both of you. What kind of camera(s) do you folks have? Are there any tricks you follow for that kind of resolution?
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Mine is a dusty Canon Powershot A80 - I have no idea how to use it properly !!
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