My 4 year old, Halo was stoked on getting her first season pass. She was excited to take her first run, then quickly tired and wanted a snack! haha - "Dada, can we go to Dairy Queen?" What?! She must have saw the DQ in Zig-Zag... haha - ya win some and lose some.
Halo made it one run, then we all went in the lodge and had lunch. If you've never had the Nacho's at bar in the lodge, order them. They're huge! We also had some Ice Axe IPA's too. I took about 5 Mile to Flood laps, then we headed home.
I had a lot of fun, had some good convo with my wife, and finally purchased that Tline hoody I've had my eye on for a while that Wilde & Co designed.
Stoked on the day.
Total backcountry mission. haha
*On another note, I sold the 2014 Outback and bought this little Forester; tread on little car, tread on! I can finally afford to go to the MTN again without that huge car payment.
I LOVE snowboarding!!! #tothemtns
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You guys are inspiring!
What Jesse is doing here, is exactly what I have in mind for this site. He's doing it though! Nice work man! It's killer to see you guys putting in work on my home mountain. MSH is truly a mostly undiscovered playground. I encourage people to keep riding on Mt. Hood; it's not that good up here on MSH. lol
30 Minute Edits: Mount St. Helens East 1-31-15 Trip Report from Jesse Hambley on Vimeo.
With the PNW having an off season and the weather feeling a bit more like spring, Jeff Snyder and I headed out to explore the East side of Mt. St. Helens. 10 miles by bike, 12 miles by foot, we set out to do some research on the current snow levels and the possibilities for future trips. From ranging elk to daring mountain goats, this region is just breathtaking and not explored much by human power in the winter.
30 Minute Edits: Mt. St. Helens Wormflow 2-15-15 from Jesse Hambley on Vimeo.
It's sad to read the extended forecast for the PNW, but either you can hang up your boots or get out and enjoy the spring conditions. Kelly & Jeff Steele and I chose the latter and headed up the worm flow route on Mt. St. Helens this past weekend. Finding consistent snow around 5,500 feet, we rode around 3,000 feet of corn down from the summit. The conditions are basically spring freeze thaw, so expect hard snow until it bakes in the sun for awhile and ice in the shadows.
You're messing with my livelihood Mother Nature. I'm just sitting around, eating pizza and drinking beer; waiting on the snow... STILL. I'm getting fat. Please deliver the goods!
Usually this area on MSH is covered with 6' of snow by now. 📷 @mshinstitute
Can't wait to visit!
Mt. St. Helens was bonier than a Super-Model. I still had a great first day out touring and putting a few scrapes on my splitty with Kris and Luke though. We got up to about the 4,500-5,000 ft mark, had some lunch, then picked our way down the hill through the rocks. We grabbed some 10 Barrel Pray for Snow in Cougar on the way back down - Because, well... we need some help. #prayforsnow
I def need to slash some pow and ride some steeper lines soon. Once again, no riding pics this trip. I need to work on planning out more photo ops' while we're actually on our boards, instead of just strapping in and mobbing all the way down to the bottom of the mountain. Or, if any photog's would like to get on board with our project, hit us up!
Being out in these mountains is truly a blessing though. It's hard to soak in the beauty and what you're looking at sometimes. I'm so glad to call the PNW home on days like this.
See ya out there...