The weather was warm and sunny up on Mount St. Helens this weekend. The other good news is some new snow came in since I posted on the March 2015 conditions. Here is a nice comparison of the snow conditions this weekend (4/18/15) compared to last month:
The first patch of snow on the Worm Flows route was seen at 3,900 feet and the snow line is around 4,800 feet. I was able to start climbing on the snow around 5,000 feet and pretty much stayed in the snow all the way to the crater. I had an avalanche probe with me and was curious to see how much snow was at the crater rim. The snow depth was between 5 and 6 feet.
I did not need crampons or snowshoes but a few people were using them at higher elevations. It is already getting pretty hot up there so bring plenty of water.