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Last time I was up there, I had a tuned Mazdaspeed Protege. It ran horribly.

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Now I'm nostalgic from looking at your pictures. I've climbed it to the south rim maybe 10 times total, really lost count. But last time was about 4 years ago, just a climb buddy and me alone.

Every year it's different inside the crater, which is the view you've posted here (Johnston Ridge Observatory?)

Some older members of my climbing club remember when it was a 9,600 foot peak, and it took longer to summit. Now it's about 1,000 feet less, and precarious if you approach the rim with poor visibility, which is about half the time.

Got to go again I think!
 

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Now I'm nostalgic from looking at your pictures. I've climbed it to the south rim maybe 10 times total, really lost count. But last time was about 4 years ago, just a climb buddy and me alone.

Every year it's different inside the crater, which is the view you've posted here (Johnston Ridge Observatory?)

Some older members of my climbing club remember when it was a 9,600 foot peak, and it took longer to summit. Now it's about 1,000 feet less, and precarious if you approach the rim with poor visibility, which is about half the time.

Got to go again I think!
As in climb climb?

I want to do the hike at some point.
 

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As in climb climb?

I want to do the hike at some point.
Yes, climb. Although not at all technical, just an ice axe and maybe crampons.

In summer, its a hike as you surmised. Are you local in Portland or Puget Sound region?
 

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Yes, climb. Although not at all technical, just an ice axe and maybe crampons.

In summer, its a hike as you surmised. Are you local in Portland or Puget Sound region?
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I remember when it erupted back in 1980. Wow!
My wife and I were on a road trip from Southern California to Portland. We had spent the night in Redding, CA and had just hit the road when I heard about it on the radio. At the next rest stop I pulled out the map (pre GPS folded paper thingy for the younger folks) to replan our trip a bit. We ended up turning back South at Grants Pass and spending some time at the Oregon Caves before going back home.

We now live in the Portland area so I see whats left of her every day (weather permitting) as I drive to work.
 
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