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 Post subject: Mount Adams Summit & SW Chutes Riding 7/30/2012
PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2012 10:27 pm 
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So after seeing all the TRs on here, I had to get up to Adams. Jefe009 filled me in on some details over a beer, and the next day my buddy called up out of the blue, asking if I wanted to climb Adams. It was on.

Adams is still looking good, hopefully a couple more weeks of decent SW chutes riding, though the sun cups on the South Route were getting big.

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We got to the parking lot around 10pm on Friday to find it packed with cars jammed everywhere. Found a spot, went to sleep, and on the trail at 6am.

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Made it to the Lunch Counter by 9.

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Things started warming up and hazards started sliding down the mountain

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But it does look at least fun for a little bit.

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Made it to the summit by noon. Adams sure is one big, long, slog of a hike. Cool moment, a woman asked me to take her picture with her film camera. It was her 76th birthday. She told me this might be her last big climb, I told her she no doubt had plenty more. I hope I can make it to the parking lot when I'm 76...

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So we rode down from the summit, which was some horrible, choppy, manky crud. Had to ride off the summit, though.

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Looking down the SW Chute. This picture has about 5000+ feet of vert in it. We rode all the way to the last bit of snow in the upper left.

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Shredding the chute! It was getting a bit choppy, but still very nice.

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We lucked out and a local guy came skiing down the chute. He told us about the route out, and offered to show us the way. Without him, I never would've gone the way we did. We just ended up bushwhacking a few hundred feet down the stream, and there was the trail.

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 Post subject: Re: Mount Adams Summit & SW Chutes Riding 7/30/2012
PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2012 12:19 am 
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Looks like you had a great trip, definately beats the day in the office I had! Thanks for sharing!

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 Post subject: Re: Mount Adams Summit & SW Chutes Riding 7/30/2012
PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2012 5:59 am 
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Right on!

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 Post subject: Re: Mount Adams Summit & SW Chutes Riding 7/30/2012
PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2012 8:48 am 
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Nice one Eric, and great pics! Also, that looks like Tom Wilkinson in a funny hat who's glissading past you.

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