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|Type:||Snow, Alpine, 3500 ft, Grade II|
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|Shared By:||Bruce Lacroix on Jul 24, 2011|
|Admins:||Nate Ball, Scott Coldiron, Jon Nelson, Micah Klesick, Z Winters|
Permit required to climb Mt Adams. Available from Randle ranger station. Cost is $15 weekends or $10 mid-week.
Descend the route.
The earlier in the season you climb this route, the less scree you have to contend with. I climbed this route the same week that the road to the trailhead opened up. I still had a couple thousand feet of scree to deal with.
From Randle, take Rt 131 toward Mt St Helen.
Turn left on Cispus Rd., FR23. Go approx 19 miles and go left onto FR21. After 4.5 miles, turn right on FR56. Go about 2.9 miles and turn right
on FR5603. You will immediately pass Orr Creek sno-park. Go 5.1 miles and turn right on FR2329.
Follow for 4 miles to Killen Creek Trailhead.
Hike the Killen Creek trail for 3.5 miles and cross the Pacific Crest Trail. Compass advised from here, esp. early season as trail may be snow covered. Hike Southeast to the North Ridge.