13 miles of hiking • 3000' elevation gain •
Did something really different this day. Joined up with a group hike sponsored by the Friends of Mount Adams, led by a well-known local historian who'd spent a lifetime crawling all over this mountain. The bugs were simply horrendous! But the scenery and good company made up for that, and more.
We started at Divide Camp trailhead, and hiked up to the PCT from there. Shortly after the Adams Creek crossing, we diverted off-trail and up-hill enjoying alpine meadows peaking with massive amounts of lupine, paintbrush, and more. We continued up into the tundra zone, and the floral display became all the more dwarfish, but still abundant.
The snowfields provided easy passage up through and beyond Glacier Basin to our lunch spot at Glacier Lake. Beautiful! After soaking that all in for awhile, we just wandered back in roughly the same direction we'd come, again just soaking up the alpine goodness all around us. Another great day on the mountain!