Mt Adams - South Side

I did an overnighter on the south side of Mt Adams, hiking up the Shorthorn Trail to the Round the Mountain trail, turning right and finding an obscure campsite about a half mile further.

Hike starts in the burn

Some nice green creeks a couple miles in

Then I found this amazing and old trail sign from when the area was the Columbia National Forest

My relatively new Tarptent Moment Double-wall, in the mesh only arrangement

I went for a dayhike from camp to see if I could get to the glacial lake below the Gotchen Glacier. This is how it started.

Then got rockier

I needed to get over the mid-level gray ridge - a glacial moraine. But it got to unstable so I stopped below the top and returned

An interesting side view of the Adams Glacier