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: