Cascades: Day 1

The Dads Who Climb have reunited!


After a full day of travel we have come together from across the country to start our trip in the Cascades. A quick supply trip in Vancouver, WA was followed by a beautiful drive up to the Climbers Bivouac on Mt Saint Helens, our first big objective. 

Once we set up camp and divided up the gear we decided we had time for a quick side trip. A short drive away we found the Ape Caves, an amazing lava tube that allowed us to hike for a mile and a half completely underground. It’s a good thing we always carry our headlamps!  

Hammock city for dinner. PC: Matthew Rispoli

Hammock city for dinner. PC: Matthew Rispoli

Back to camp for a quick, and delicious meal provided by Backpacker’s Bistro, and off to bed for an early bed time!