Shorthorn Trail, Mt Adams
Posted: 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.