The homie Muller hit me up and wanted to climb Mt. Adams. Spending my days on the arduous job search, I definitely could use a little mountain time. We were expecting the snow to be sun cupped and runnelled down low but were ambitious of smooth snow on the upper mountain.
Fresh bear scat on the morning trail, still soft.
Mountain dew on the Lupine.
We got a late start, and watched a variety of folks descending the mountain via "butt surfing". This dude was rad, I wish would have taken a portrait of him. Long beard and a big pack. "Dropping"….
There was a solid cloud band hovering around 9000' making for some cool views. Portal to Mt. Hood.
Summit views. Rainier to the north.
Muller stoked to be on top of Adams for the first time.
After some debate, we decided to ride the SW chutes, and to our delight they held perfect corn.
Very fun day, and awesome shredding for the middle of summer. Oregon rules.