Ascent of Adams Peak on 2016-07-23

Climber: Connor McEntee

Date:Saturday, July 23, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Adams Peak
    Elevation:8197 ft / 2498 m

Ascent Trip Report

Bob McLaughlin's directions from Frenchman Lake are excellent. Other trip reports were complaining about brush on the drive in, his approach is well graded and brush free the entire way. Signage of the forest service roads is lacking though. 24N88 is the road heading south from the paved east shore road right as it starts to turn northward. 24N88 is becoming significantly rutted. It's no problem for a vehicle with clearance, but it may test your skill in maneuvering a sedan. Beyond where I and Bob parked, the road is both steep and has deep ruts. 4WD is likely necessary to go further to the "trailhead".

My ascent track after reaching the meadows to the north of Adams is not good. Stick to the logging road even when it descends slightly toward the east and pick up the OHV track that heads south. The OHV track heads all the way to the saddle in between the three peaks. Resist the temptation to break off and head for the west summit early like I did. The going down low is easy through the tall pines, but the entire NW side of the peak is covered with dense stunted pines making for an unpleasant bushwack.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1679 ft / 510 m
    Extra Gain:42 ft / 12 m
    Round-Trip Distance:5.2 mi / 8.4 km
    Route:Western Logging Roads
    Trailhead:6602 ft / 2012 m
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Bushwhack
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
Ascent Statistics
    Time:1 Hours 12 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:1 Hours 0 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Connor McEntee
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