(Anthony, Danielle and Tim - Total Distance: 11 miles)
the second trip up Mt. Adams for us and Anthony's first. We decided to
return to this summit
because the last time we were here the mountain was covered by a cloud and
we did not have any wonderful views. Just like the last hike we started
from the Madison Hut and followed
the Star Lake trail to the peak. At the lake
we stopped to take some pictures of alpine
goldenrod and mountain
sandwort which likes to grow in rocky
We also checked out the big quartz
rock nearby. After passing the Great
Gulf Wilderness trail we began our long
climb up the rocky slope of Mt. Adams. Even though the effort was
tough the view
from the trail was amazing and got even better
when we neared the top.
and Tim on Mt. Adams
for larger view
Great Gulf from Mt. Adams
Click image for larger view
finally reached the summit the wind was blowing pretty strong and clouds
were floating nearby. We had great views of Mt.
Great Gulf and Gorham,
NH. We stayed on top for quite a while taking in all the views before
we began the steep
climb back down. On the trail we took a brief look into King's
Ravine before we finally made it back to the hut.
new digital camera we were able to take a short video of the view from the
summit of Mt. Adams. We hope you enjoy the film.
second video from the summit of Mt. Adams. (2.72 mb)
The video shows the view of the Great
Gulf starting at Mt. Jefferson and panning over to Mt. Washington.
August 23, 1997
(Danielle and Tim - Total Distance: 11 miles)
Mt. Adams from Mt. Madison
was the second peak we hiked on this day. We started out by hiking up to the summit of Mt.
Madison, via Valley Way and the Watson Path. From Mt. Madison we hiked down to the Madison Hut, ate lunch, and then
hiked around Star Lake and up to the summit of Mt. Adams.
after we reached the top the clouds rolled in and we could only see about 50 feet.
Luckily, we got there just in time to enjoy the views (for about 5 minutes)!!
Mt. Madison from Mt. Adams
the only picture I managed to take from the summit of Adams. About 1 minute later we
were in the clouds. Star lake is in the middle of the picture, which isn't far from the