That’s John Flanagan ’66 with his son Keith at the top of Mt. St. Helen last month. John and Keith trained and climbed the south approach as a father-son adventure.

The mountain erupted on the north side and is still active. The mountain is about 8,300 feet high so it’s a climb that includes trees (where they weren’t burned away), lava rock and lava silt. John reports that last part of the climb, the lava silt, was like walking uphill in soft sand.

That’s a Wabash Big Bash hat from John’s 40th reunion in 2006. Love that free advertising!

Congrats John and Keith!