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Lord Voldemort

Mt Adams South Spur conditions

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How are the conditions on South Spur for Mt. Adams around this time of the year ? We are considering heading up there on labor day weekend. How bad are the rockfalls ?

 

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There isn't any natural rockfall on the donkey trail this time of year. But you're gonna fuq'n bake...

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The only rockfall you should be concerned with are the ones kicked

down by climbers above. I saw a rock enter in one of the glisade

chutes this weekend and hit someone in the back. Dumb ass,

everyone was yelling ROCK! Anyway, it was a great weekend, below

are some pics. Donkey trail or not at the very least it's good

conditioning for ice season. Thanks Dave, John, & Ben. Goodtimes!

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Took a drive up the south side access on 12-27. Didn't pay attention to milage but our progress was going along nicely until the BFT slowed us down. (big freaking tree). There were tracks going around it but I just had a feeling it would be a bad idea for me to follow suite. No chains, no rope, no winch. Just a shovel and my lovely bride. I am not an expert with a chainsaw but it wouldn't surprise me if I was told a 24 inch blade was needed to get that tree out of the way.

 

Steve

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I drove out there last Saturday - posted about it in the Newbie forum, however I probably should have posted here in the Route Reports / Access.

 

Anyway, the downed tree is about 50 yards before road 020 crosses 80. You can't really tell from the picture, but it's probably about 4 foot in diameter, so it's a pretty large tree. I was able to get around to the east but the snow was pretty deep, 3 feet or so in spots.

 

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My friend took a short video going back around the log:

http://www.flickr.com/apps/video/stewart.swf?v=71377&photo_secret=ba6f3818ac&photo_id=4287783363

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"Niiiiiiiice..." :tup: :tup:

So jgreg, you burned about 5 gallons of gas in that 1-minute clip? :laf:

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I'm not sure on the south side, but I just spoke with the cowlitz ranger district and they said that road 2329 to killen creek trailhead is clear to within 5 miles.

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