Cold Springs Campground via South Climb Trail #183
2 reviews Gifford Pinchot National Forest #44 hike out of 599 in
2 hrs 16 min
This is a difficult one way trail in Gifford Pinchot National Forest.
This trail goes by Cold Springs Campground.
Mt Adams - south route 7/18/2015
Left camp at 5 am. Reached summit at 12:20pm. Stayed at the top for about 20 min. Back at camp at 4 pm. Glissade a good portion of the decent. Crampons and ice axe needed. Without ice axe you can not glissade. Crampons are safer then micro spikes for going up steep sections . I had ice axe and micro spikes. Beautiful mountain. Very doable in a day but ideally camp the night before and after. Drive after the hike is tough. Would be happy to do this track again
PNWRich: Mount Adams South Climb
We made it up to Lunch Counter around 3:30 in the afternoon and had a leisurely time at camp. In order to maximize our (epic!) glissade we left camp at 7:30 the next morning. That timing was perfect as the snow was nice and stiff in the morning but softened up nicely for the trip down.