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Mount Adams’ south route is in great shape

Post by Craig Hill / The News Tribune on Aug. 30, 2010 at 12:30 am with No Comments »
August 30, 2010 12:34 am

I hiked Mount Adams’ south route last weekend with some buddies and found the route to be in outstanding shape. We did the hike in one day climbing 7,800 feet (yes, we took a wrong turn before sun up). Awesome weather. The only problem was the route was crowded. Apparently the fact that the route is in great shape isn’t exactly a secret. The rangers say late snow this season has left the route about month behind in schedule in terms of melting out. Still plenty of snow making for an easy hike to the summit. Crampons are optional, but highly recommend them as well as an ice axe (and, of course, the skills to use them safely).

A few pics:

Jack Mowreader of Puyallup takes some picture just below Lunch Counter on Mount Adam's south route.
A look back at our party as they work their way toward the summit of Mount Adams on Aug. 21.
Tara Mowreader of Puyallup makes her way to Piker's Peak, the false summit on Mount Adam's south side.
The South Route might be the easiest route up Mount Adams, but it's still a good workout when you do it in a day. Just ask Jack Mowreader of Puyallup
Andy Sturdivant of Eatonville handing out just below the summit of Adams checking out the view of Mount Hood.
That's me posing for pictures on the summit after 7,800 feet of climbing. The summit is at 12,265 feet above sea level.
Tom Williams of Eatonville celebrating his first mountain summit and a new p.r. for highest elevation.
Kevin Bell of Bellevue glissading down the mountain.
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