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Summiting Mt. Adams, Washington

Hit Mt. Adams, for a climb of one of Washington's premier stratovolcanoes.

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Class IV rapids on the Hissum River, near Mt. Adams trailhead.

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Sign for the South Climb of Mt. Adams–also near the junction of the PCT.

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Distant views of Mt. Hood on the trail.

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Views of Mt. St. Helens on the Adams trail.

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Heading towards Adams’ false summit.

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Crack in the icefield.

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Warmer-than-usual temps led to a rapidly melting glacier.

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A quickly retreating glacier revealed old lava fields from 5,000-year-old eruptions.

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The downside of testing brand new boots.

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Sunset near Lunch Counter camp site.

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The top of Adams’ false summit.

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Breaking glacier seracs on the summit plateau.

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Making a final push toward the summit on Day 2.

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View from summit plateau.

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Glacial stream pouring not 50 yards from the summit.

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Summit, with Rainier in the background.