Beautiful Adams Climb

09/09/13

Beautiful Adams Climb

A trip report for Mount Adams South Climb
Posted by Newman733
Road Issues: Minor potholes
Trail Condition: Easy to navigate
Bugs: Not an issue
Snow Level: Only after 7,000 ft

Mt Adams is such a great hike. The drive is a bit long from Seattle, but well worth it. Stopped in at the ranger station on 9/7/13 and they said they had 65 people purchase the volcano pass that day. We chose to summit on Monday and lunch counter was very clear, only a few other groups. It was really windy and heard of 3 tents uprooting and flying away. There is a water source at the base of the steep snowy incline right next to lunch counter. Woke up at 3am to make the ascent. I highly recommend an early start time. Other groups that started around 7 were dying in the heat when they were about half way up and envious of our glissading. Oh, and one last note, I put bugs as not and issue only because I'm not sure if spray would help against bees. There are a ton of bees. Everywhere. I had 5 in my tent at one point. Best defense was trying to ignore them.

St Helens

shack is pretty visible.

water source in the bottom right corner where the snowfields meet.

sunrise in the saddle

Comments (2)

I don't know. I just might love all of these photos best. Incredible. Thanks Greg!

Thanks for the report. I love your first picture. It sounds like very strong winds! I'll make a mental note to stake down the tent big-time.