Lori and I got out for an easy but interesting hike on Mt. St. Helen. We followed the Butte Camp trail up the Loowitt trail. We hiked a little ways down the Loowitt trail before stopping for lunch and then returning the same route. This was a new trail and area for me to explore and a chance for Lori to get on the Mountain and see her climb route before her Mt. St. Helens climb in August. The first part of the day we were in a thick wet fog and could not see further then 50 ft. We hung out for a little longer lunch break then normal and it gave just enough time for fog to burn off. We finish the day with a mostly clear sunny sky and good views. We figured we did about 10 miles and 1500 ft. gain.