Mount Adams - 13941' - SE face Class 2
So I met up with a friend from 14ers and I was finallly going to be able to do Mount Adams in the Sangres. I had attempted it with Steve in May but there was way too much snow below treeline and we found ourselves post-holing to our chest. So this time with no snow we planned to easily make it all the way and with a good weather forecast we were set. We started up the Horn Creek Trail early in the morning and made quick work of the 6 miles to Horn Lake. Man it was sure a pretty morning and the valley surrounding Horn Lake was still bright green. We started up the southeast face which was nothing more than a steep tundra climb until we reached the crest of the NE ridge. Once we reached the ridge, we saw the largest lake in all the Sangres down the other side...Crestone Lake. Lining the lower slopes of all the surrounding mountains were the aspen trees beginning to turn yellow. So we continued up the east ridge and I tried to stay on the crest as much as I could to make it more class 3. The summit came and I was greeted with perfect views of the entire Crestone group. Kit Carson especially looked great.