This past Sunday I went up Mount St. Helens as part of a volunteer training day. The weather turned out to be amazing and the snow is really starting to melt out. We started at the Climber’s Bivouac, which cuts down the elevation gain and mileage a bit compared to the winter route.
The beginning of the hike is snow free and the snow starts around tree line. However, it is possible to avoid the snow for a good portion of the climb since the rocks are now exposed all the summer route.