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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.
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.