Lori and I got out for a hike on Mt. St. Helens on Sunday. We started at the Blue Lake Trailhead and took a connector trail up to the Toutle River trail (238). We followed this trail first to Blue Lake then to Sheep Canyon and finally to connect with the Loowitt trail near the Toutle River. We then followed the Loowitt trail east to where it met the Sheep Canyon trail and followed that back to the Loowitt trail. From there we then retraced our route back to the car. The hike was 11.3 miles with 2535 elevation gain and we reached our high point at 4700 ft. This was a new hike for both of us and we had good weather.