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Summiting Mt. Adams, Washington

Hit Mt. Adams, for a climb of one of Washington's premier stratovolcanoes.
  • Class IV rapids on the Hissum River, near Mt. Adams trailhead.
  • Sign for the South Climb of Mt. Adams–also near the junction of the PCT.
  • Distant views of Mt. Hood on the trail.
  • Breaking treeline on Mt. Adams.
  • Views of Mt. St. Helens on the Adams trail.
  • Heading towards Adams' false summit.
  • Crack in the icefield.
  • Warmer-than-usual temps led to a rapidly melting glacier.
  •  A quickly retreating glacier revealed old lava fields from 5,000-year-old eruptions.
  • The downside of testing brand new boots.
  • Sunset near Lunch Counter camp site.
  • The top of Adams' false summit.
  • Breaking glacier seracs on the summit plateau.
  • Making a final push toward the summit on Day 2.
  • View from summit plateau.
  • Glacial stream pouring not 50 yards from the summit.
  • Summit, with Rainier in the background.
Class IV rapids on the Hissum River, near Mt. Adams trailhead.
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Class IV rapids on the Hissum River, near Mt. Adams trailhead.


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