Forums TR Archive Washington Adams south side 7-9-08
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  • #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!

    #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.

    #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.

    #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 😥

    #606774
    spicoli11
    288 Posts

    Nice to hear you found the chutes in good form…nice tr!!

    #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.

    #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.

    #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

    #606778
    fullers2oh
    525 Posts

    sweet. where is this place anyway?

    #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.

    #606780
    buell
    534 Posts

    Here are a few more pics from the trip.

    Early
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    Hiking up

    Top of the chutes

    air-capone

    ale in the chutes

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