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Mount Adams, Washington


Prominence: 8116 ft, 2474 m

Elevation: 12,276 feet, 3742 meters


True Isolation: 45.75 mi, 73.63 km
Elevation Info:NAVD88 Elevation: 12,281 ft / 3744 m
Alternate Name(s)Pah-To
SubpeaksThe Pinnacle (12,080 ft/3682 m)
Pikers Peak (11,657 ft/3553 m)
Mount Adams-West Slope (8920 ft/2719 m)
Peak TypeVolcano
Latitude/Longitude (WGS84)46° 12' 9'' N, 121° 29' 27'' W
46.202494, -121.490746 (Dec Deg)
616437 E 5117653 N, Zone 10 (UTM)
CountryUnited States
State/ProvinceWashington
County/Second Level RegionYakima (Highest Point)
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Other Web Sites
     Mount Adams at SummitPost.org
     Mount Adams at ListsOfJohn.com
     Weather for Mount Adams at Mountain-Forecast.com
     CoHP.org Trip Report for Yakima, WA by John Roper
     CoHP.org Trip Report for Yakima, WA by Edward Earl
     CoHP.org Trip Report for Yakima, WA by Dean Molen
     CoHP.org Trip Report for Yakima, WA by Richard Garland
     CoHP.org Trip Report for Yakima, WA by Shannon Dillmore
     CoHP.org Trip Report for Yakima, WA by Ken Russell

Weather and Snow
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     NOAA Snow Depth Map

Lists that contain Mount Adams:
     Mountaineers 6-Peak Pin - New Version (Rank #2)
     Mountaineers 5-Peak Pin (Rank #2)
     Mountaineers 6-Peak Pin [Historic] (Rank #2)
     Mazamas Sixteen Northwest Peaks Award (Rank #3)
     Chemeketan Eighteen Northwest Peaks Award (Rank #3)
     5000 foot Prominence CoHPs - 48 States (Rank #16)
     Cascade Volcanoes Peak Pin (Rank #3)
     Ultras of the Contiguous United States (Rank #9)
     USA Lower 48 Peaks with 5000 feet of Prominence (Rank #9)
     High Points of Counties Crossed by the Pacific Crest Trail (Rank #9)
     5000 foot Prominence CoHPs (Rank #22)
     Washington State Peaks with 25 Miles of Isolation (Rank #6)
     USA Lower 48 Top 100 Peaks by Prominence (Rank #9)
     Cascade Range 9000-foot Peaks (Rank #5)
     USA Peaks with 6000 feet of Prominence (Rank #22)
     5000 foot gain CoHPs - 48 States (Rank #18)
     Top 10 Prominence Grid for U.S. States (Rank #21)
     USA Lower 48 Peaks with 4000 feet of Prominence (Rank #9)
     Top 10 County High Points Grid for U.S. States (Rank #45)
     2000-foot Prominence CoHPs - 48 States (Rank #9)
     Washington State Fire Lookouts (Rank #1)
     Dreams (Rank #29)
(Peak is on over 20 lists; Not all shown here.)

Selected Guidebook(s) for this Peak:
       Climbing Washingtons Mountains (Smoot)
       Summit Routes: Washington's 100 Highest Peaks (Stephenson, Bongiovanni)
       Cascade Alpine Guide, Vol. 1 (Beckey)
       Climbing the Cascade Volcanoes (Smoot)
       Backcountry Ski! Oregon (Van Tilburg)

Ascent Info

Total successful ascents logged by registered Peakbagger.com users: 1603
     Show all viewable ascents/attempts (Total: 1497)

Selected Trip Reports from this site:
     2000-06-25 by Greg Slayden (GPS Track)
     2004-07-17 by John Gowan
     2006-09-04 by Ned Putnam (GPS Track)
     2007-08-23 by Eric Gilbertson
     2008-08-24 by Chad Painter (GPS Track)
     2008-08-28 by Jan Peter Eklund
     2009-07-12 by Brandon Boulier (GPS Track)
     2010-09-22 by Michael Wanberg (Unsuccessful)
     2011-08-29 by Chiky De Las Torres (GPS Track)
     2012-07-28 by Matt Varney (GPS Track)
     2012-09-08 by Petro Ksondzyk (GPS Track)
     2013-05-27 by Marlin Thorman (Unsuccessful) (GPS Track)
     2013-07-20 by John Murphy (GPS Track)
     2013-07-30 by Rob Woodall (GPS Track)
     2013-08-24 by Jason Curtis (GPS Track)
     2014-07-21 by James E. Tetazoo, III (GPS Track)
     2015-05-02 by Brian Ackerman (GPS Track)
     2015-05-31 by Mehmet Yavuz (GPS Track)
     2015-06-07 by Tobias Flach
     2015-06-07 by Aaron Nash (GPS Track)
     2015-07-11 by Matt Varney (GPS Track)
     2015-07-19 by Sam Grant (GPS Track)
     2016-05-27 by Rich Stephens
     2016-05-27 by BMS 914 (Unsuccessful) (GPS Track)
     2016-06-08 by Imran Rahman (GPS Track)
     2016-06-12 by Joanne Najdzin (GPS Track)
     2016-07-02 by Derek Tse (GPS Track)
     2016-10-22 by Eric Gilbertson
     2017-06-04 by KD (Krishna Dase) (GPS Track)
     2017-07-16 by Harvest Mondello
     2017-07-31 by Katja Hurt
     2017-09-02 by Michael Fassbind
     2018-06-15 by Jeremy Benezra
     2018-06-22 by Travis Prescott (GPS Track)
     2018-06-29 by Alden Ryno
     2018-07-15 by Alex Lockard (GPS Track)
     2018-09-03 by Eric Gilbertson
     2019-07-21 by Mark Hadland (Unsuccessful) (GPS Track)
     2019-08-18 by Richard Zielke
     2019-12-07 by Eric Gilbertson

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Because it is not a state highpoint like Mount Rainier or Mount Hood, nor a fourteener like Mount Shasta, poor Mount Adams is truly the forgotten peak of the Cascades. Its remote location is a factor, too, since Mount Adams lies further east than other famous volcanoes and far from any big city. However, the peak is an impressive sight from the heavily travelled Columbia Gorge to the south.

Mount Adams is still the 3rd highest major Cascade volcano, trailing only Rainier and Shasta and towering a good 1,000 feet higher than Mount Hood. It is a massive peak, somehat hump-shaped, and ringed by large glaciers on all sides but the south, where permanent snowfields allow for an easy and non-technical ascent.

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Mount Adams dominates its surroundings in this view from Grayback Mtn, 25 miles southeast (2014-04-07). Photo by Richard Hensley.
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ProminenceKey Col Page  (Detailed prominence information)
  Clean Prominence: 8116 ft/2474 m
  Optimistic Prominence: 8156 ft/2486 m
  Line Parent: Mount Rainier-Southeast Crater Rim
  Key Col: Carlton Pass    4160 ft/1268 m
IsolationIsolation Page  (Detailed isolation information)
   Distance: 45.75 mi/73.63 km
   Isolation Limit Point: 46.838438, -121.759237
Nearest Higher Neighbor in the PBC database:
    Gibraltar Rock  (NNW)
RangesContinent: North America
Range2: Pacific Ranges
Range3: Cascade Range
Range4: South Washington Cascades
Range5: Mount Adams Area (Highest Point)
Ridges/DividesWA-BC Cascade Crest (Highest Point)
Drainage BasinsMajor Triple Divide Point
Columbia
Pacific-Western USA
Pacific Ocean

Klickitat (HP)
Columbia
Pacific-Western USA
Pacific Ocean
Cowlitz
Columbia
Pacific-Western USA
Pacific Ocean
OwnershipLand: Gifford Pinchot National Forest (Highest Point)/Yakama Indian Reservation (Highest Point)
Topo MapMount Adams East O46121b4 1:24,000
First AscentSeptember, 1854
    Aiken, A. Glenn
    Allen, Edward
    Burge, Andrew
    Shaw,
Route #1 Snow Climb: South Climb
Trailhead: Cold Springs Campground (Dirt Road) 5560 ft/1695 m
Vertical Gain: 6716 ft/2047 m
Data Source1:25,000 (or larger) Topographic Survey Map
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Other Photos

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Ken Akerman at the benchmark atop Mount Adams (2014-09-21). Photo by Ken Akerman.
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Mount Adams (2014-09-21). Photo by Lia Smaka.
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Mt Adams Summit (2012-09-08). Photo by Petro Ksondzyk.
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Climbers making their way up Pikers (2014-06-21). Photo by Caleb Morris.
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The Tatoosh Range and Mount Adams from above Paradise. Unicorn Peak is on the far left and The Castle is on the right (2017-03-31). Photo by Alex Gotz.
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Adams under sunset (2017-08-04). Photo by Da Chen.
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The snow hits the upper mountain as I drive away from camp (2016-05-27). Photo by BMS 914.
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On the Summit of Mount Adams. Age 13! 2 of 20 Cascade Volcanoes climbed! (2011-07-31). Photo by Austin D. Smith.
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Rainier and Adams from above the St. Helens caldera (2017-05-21). Photo by Jacob Winey.
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Leaving Timberline camp for a long day hike (snow climb) via the south slope (center) (1976-08-22). Photo by Dan Moore.
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