Number two

Posted by Ken Campbell May 26, 2011 0 Comment 974 views

Mount Adams is the second-highest peak in Washington, after Mount Rainier. It’s 12,281 feet, a couple of miles up there. It doesn’t seem like it’s that high to me at first, since it’s a deceptively flat summit with a straight-forward southern approach, and the only time I’ve climbed there before was a relatively easy two-day ascent with a long glissade back down. In my mind, compared to Rainier, Adams seems downright benign.
I know this is not always the case, however. I know the dangers that come with assumptions. I will be going back to Mount Adams soon and I am wondering what the continued cold weather and high precipitation might mean for the climb. It will be good to be back in the mountains again but it may not be as easy as I remember it.
Nothing is ever really easy, when it gets right down to it.

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