Shorthorn Trail, Mt Adams

This forum is used to share your experiences out on the trails.
Post Reply
User avatar
drm
Posts: 5032
Joined: May 28th, 2008, 10:03 pm
Location: The Dalles, OR
Contact:

Shorthorn Trail, Mt Adams

Post by drm » June 10th, 2019, 6:39 am

I hiked from lowland forests near the Mt Adams horse camp, connecting various trails, and a couple hundred yards of road walking, to the Shorthorn Trail out of Morrison campground last weekend. I hit significant snow coverage, around 50%, at the flat area before the final climb to the junction with the Round the Mountain trail (6100'). So I put camp in there, at about 5700' and hiked up to the junction area. Open areas with significant southern exposure were melted but otherwise there was a few feet of snow around. The days were pleasant and the night got down to freezeing. But I stayed in the tent till the sun was on my meadow and within an hour it was warm enough to take the thermals off.
sh1.jpg
From the Crofton Ridge trail, Mt Adams was in that cloud
sh2.jpg
Mt Adams from camp
sh5.jpg
camp and Mt Adams
sh4.jpg
water source, 50 yards from camp
sh3.jpg
Mt Adams from near the RTM trail junction

Post Reply