A good weather forecast for the July 4th weekend, six of us were climbing up Mt Adams via the South Spur easy route. Chris and Kathy
were carrying ski, while Eduardo was attempting to snowboard down. With an early start, it took us about 5 hours to drive to the trailhead,
with a brief stop at Hood River, OR for lunch stop.
The first 2000' climb was in the forest with a mix of dirt and snow patches. The goal for the first day was to get to around 9000' and camp at
Lunch Counter, and continue to go up the following day. Eduardo, unfortunately, suffered from blisters attack early on, and we decided to ditch
the snowboard at about 7000' to lessen the load.
The evening was clear, and the moon was bright. As sun rise, we moved to climb up the rest of the 3000'. First task, we got up to
the 11,200 false summit. The view was awesome. Mt Hood and Mt St helens were in near sight. On the way up, we met a lot of people. One crazy guy
that we met was wearing just crocs and carrying skis up. Wasn't it awesome?
After another 10,000' climb, we reached at the Summit of Mt Adams, 12,300' at noon, July 4th.