Mount Adams/South Spur


Alpine Scramble - Mount Adams/South Spur

Adams/South Spur 12276'

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  • Strenuous 5, Technical 4
  • Mileage: 14.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 6,600 ft
Date tentative. May be this weekend, or following. We will meet in Olympia to carpool Friday afternoon and car camp at the trailhead that evening. Be prepared to travel at a moderate pace with an overnight bag to high camp (Lunch Counter). We will camp at Lunch Counter on Saturday, then summit and come back to town on Sunday. Not only does this trip qualify as an Alpine Climb or a (really long) Snow Scramble, but it is also an annual tradition of an hors d'oeuvres party at high camp. Previous trips have been positively gourmet. So, if you want to climb Adams this weekend and you are willing to share in the hors d'oeuvres party (which, by the way, must be homemade or at least hand-assembled), then this is the opportunity you've been waiting for. If you're interested, please email co-leader Brian List ( with a short message about what classes you've taken and recent trips. Thanks!

Mount Adams/South Spur

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