Forums TR Archive Washington Adams south side 7-9-08 Viewing 11 posts - 1 through 11 (of 11 total) Author Posts July 10, 2008 at 7:10 pm #570218 ale_capone 864 Posts I had nothing to do this week so I did a quick check with all the usuall suspects to see if anybody wanted to gget out. No luck. I did a little surfin and found Buell on TAY looking for a parnter to smmit Adams with him. Sounds fun. After a 5+ hour drive, I arrived at teh TH at about 2:30 am. I awoke at 3:30 am and quickly found Buell parked not far from me. We got a start after me figuring how to load up the way too much stuff I was bringing with me. JimW is not the only sherpa in training. Yeha yeah,, you have all seen the pictures, and Adams isn’t really all that photo genenic.. Great views of all the surrounding peaks though. We got to the pikers a little after noon, and then headed to teh summit. Less tehn favorable condition, with a couple of carries back to the entrance to the S chute. The SW chute livied up to all the hype. Conditons where near perfect from top to bootm. I was amazed at the scale of this thing. Never been in such a long featuress chute. It felt like it just kept going and going ang….. Snow below the chute was perfctly smooth and creamy…. then deteriorated quickly to dirty, then to sticky…. road it out to the round the mt trail with a couple of carries and route finding excersises. Adams casting it’s shadow in teh morning sun. Buell, and the seemingly never ending slog to the top. This is the view for hours…. Buell very happy to be on top.. A look at the other big guys.. Rainier.. St. Helens Hood.. Looking back up the SW chute.. And a look from a little further on. Another great day out. Couldn’t ask for better spring condition… even if it is summer. Thanks Buell for putting this out there and leading the way! July 10, 2008 at 7:19 pm #606771 kjkrow 353 Posts Nice work, mid week. I like the picture of the shack partially exposed, since that was all rime covered on June 1. Well done. July 10, 2008 at 7:45 pm #606772 ale_capone 864 Posts Thanks. Funny, I looked through your TR just before posting this and was taking note of the differance in the peak, and condtions. July 10, 2008 at 8:25 pm #606773 TEX 2486 Posts I dont know ale…..from what little I saw ( maybe 3 hours friday evening) it looked like a great mountain. Cant wait till next summer to see what the top 3200 feet look like. Loved the area and will be back. Trip report on the spanking we got from fog and rain to come. I cant post any pick though Left my point and shoot and small video camera at the shuttle bus stop. Im sure someone is enjoying my photos and video though………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………somewhere 😥 July 10, 2008 at 10:17 pm #606774 spicoli11 288 Posts Nice to hear you found the chutes in good form…nice tr!! July 10, 2008 at 10:26 pm #606775 ale_capone 864 Posts Well shut my mouth!!! You are right, it isn’t all that bad too look at. 8) Maybe if I could take better pictures. Too bad you guys got skunked by the weather. Better luck next time. I knew you guys where around but wasn’t sure how it went for you. Not many had good luck with the weather that weeknend. July 10, 2008 at 10:30 pm #606776 ale_capone 864 Posts @spicoli11 wrote: Nice to hear you found the chutes in good form…nice tr!! Thanks! Sorry i didn’t get at you about today.. I was beat and left my phone dead and in my pack for the ride home. July 11, 2008 at 12:00 am #606777 TEX 2486 Posts I learned a few things . Always give yourself at least one weather day if you are climbing in the PNW People in Oregon drive S L O W I like the area a lot. It was a fun weekend and we did do 2 runs from the lunch counter down to 7600 along the crescent glacier and didnt see much of suncups so it was worth the trip July 11, 2008 at 4:56 am #606778 fullers2oh 525 Posts sweet. where is this place anyway? July 14, 2008 at 3:00 am #606779 buell 534 Posts @ale_capone wrote: Buell, and the seemingly never ending slog to the top. This is the view for hours…. Thanks Buell for putting this out there and leading the way! Man, ale, sorry about that view! 😆 Great trip, really glad you were up for the adventure. July 14, 2008 at 3:25 am #606780 buell 534 Posts Here are a few more pics from the trip. Early [/img] Hiking up Top of the chutes air-capone ale in the chutes Viewing 11 posts - 1 through 11 (of 11 total) You must be logged in to reply to this topic.