Elevation: 8,366 Feet
Elevation Gain: 5,700 Feet
Distance: 12 Miles
Gear: Ice axe, crampons
After weeks of anticipation, I finally got to accomplish my goal of climbing to the top of Mt St Helens. At 8,365 ft, it’s the second tallest mountain I’ve ever climbed. The trip was a success and everyone in our group made it up to the top. Here’s a full trip report of the days events:
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Elevation: 6,684 Feet
Elevation Gain: 3,700 Feet
Distance: 11.4 Miles
Gear: Basic hiking gear
After spending 5 days and 4 nights hanging out in Mount Mitchell State Park in North Carolina, I can honestly say it’s one of my favorites places in the country (so far). The mountains are unlike any of the mountains I’ve seen out west and have a mystic feel to them, especially when the clouds surround them.
The hiking was incredible, especially when the trails were surrounded by moss covered trees and rocks. There were even a few waterfalls we came across that were much larger than I would have expected to see.
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Elevation: 7,657 Feet
Elevation Gain: N/A Feet
Distance: N/A Miles
This weekend we took another shot at climbing to the top of Brown’s Peak. It is the tallest of the Four Peaks with are located outside of Phoenix. It is also the highest point in Maricopa county with an elevation of 7,657 feet.
It was an awesome experience and the hike was really cool and challenging at the same time. I managed to get by with a scraped up thumb and a sore ass. My girlfriend on the other hand, ended up with a decent size cut on her wrist and a black and blue knee.
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Elevation: 12,635 Feet
Elevation Gain: 3,400 Feet
Distance: 9.5 Miles
This weekend, my girlfriend and I managed to accomplish one of the hardest things we have ever done. We made the 9 mile round trip hike to the top of Humphreys Peak. Humphreys Peak has an elevation of 12,633 feet, which is the highest point in the state of Arizona. The peak is located near Flagstaff, in the Kachina Peaks Wilderness.
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