Mt. Adams Wilderness (revisited)

The day I attempted this trail for the first time, was actually the day I decided to start this blog. It was awesome to revisit at it’s peak season and actually complete it this time, as well as revisit the old write-up and see how far this blog has come in almost a year. I’m so endeared to how it has taken shape, figuring out where my strengths and weaknesses are, what matters and doesn’t. This full circle experience has unleashed so much new and pent up inspiration.

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I made a few updates to the first write-up so there are no crossed wires, one being the last eight miles of the drive up to the South Climb trailhead are terrible. I can’t believe I didn’t mention that before. Especially, the last 2.6 miles. A higher clearance vehicle with four-wheel drive is ideal, but my little Corolla has now made it twice without incident. Also, twice I saw bear scat. That’s your warning.

The scene was quiiiiite different than the last time I was here, I was not going to have any weather fails again. The mountain was clearly in view from the time I first spotted it from the road to the time I left. Also, all of the burnt trees seemed less shocking with so many luscious green things growing all around them.


Obviously, where queer people come from. I cried when I saw this.

I made it!!!

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The way water calls to us.

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Hellroaring Canyon and the summit of Mt. Adams

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Mount St. Helens interrupting my date with Mt. Adams.

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I've attempted this trail three times and twice I've had to turn around because of absolutely horrid, dangerous weather. I've been dying to complete it and I finally did! When I saw this photo, the first thing I noticed, instead of the unreal beauty of the mountain, was my sweaty back. What a crock of shit! Of course my back is sweaty, who cares?! Shout out to @allwomenhikers for challenging women to post real hiking photos and not just the same hiking glam shots you find everywhere else. . Location: Hellroaring Canyon, Mt. Adams, Washington #mtadams #mtadamswilderness #hellroaringcanyon #yakamaindianreservation #birdcreekmeadows #giffordpinchot . 🙌🏾 tag #unlikelyhikers or #unlikelyhiker to be featured! . . . #itakethelongway #switchbacklifestyle #healthateverysize #exploretocreate #girlhike #noBS #allwomenhikers #womenwhohike #optoutside #gooutside #toughwomenonly #dykesonhikespdx #staywild #outdoorjournaltour #bodypositive #hikeyourownhike #outdoorwomen #womensadventure #womenwhoexplore #everytrailconnects #pnwoutdoorwomen #hikeyourownhike #diversifyoutdoors

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What is your favorite kind of trail? I probably have a different answer seasonally, but right now I love an alpine trail. I'm still reeling from this stunning 12.5 mile hike I did yesterday on Mt. Adams in Washington. . Location: Round the Mountain Trail, Mt. Adams, Washington #mtadams #mtadamswilderness #yakamaindianreservation #birdcreekmeadows #giffordpinchot #giffordpinchotnationalforest . 👣 to be featured: 🙌🏾 follow @unlikelyhikers 🌲 tag #unlikelyhikers or #unlikelyhiker . . . #itakethelongway #switchbacklifestyle #healthateverysize #exploretocreate #noBS #allwomenhikers #womenwhohike #optoutside #gooutside #psblogger #theoutbound #staywild #outdoorjournaltour #bodypositive #hikeyourownhike #outdoorwomen #womensadventure #womenwhoexplore #everytrailconnects #pnwoutdoorwomen #pnwonderland #hikeyourownhike #diversifyoutdoors

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Check out other times I’ve done this trail: October 21, 2015

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