First Adams view (Adams Glacier) in the big meadow near Divide Camp
Wimpy logs across Adams Creek - some people were wading higher up, but I crossed this
This unnamed pond was full when I camped next to it a month ago
Killen Creek and footbridge
I tried going up above Foggy Flats on an old trail to a pond up high, but the old trail was no more and so I gave up on that and went to my fav spot next to the Muddy Fork. Mt Adams had a messy hairdo that evening
But the next morning she was all cleaned up
Then I retraced my steps from the day before. This is the pond on the Highline Trail just above where it leaves the PCT.
The water was lower on Adams Creek - it was about two hours earlier in the day
Mutton Creek was quite silty. I finally figured out that the later in the year, they more silty because seasonal snow is gone and glaciers and permanent snowfields are melting
I set up camp just above the PCT next to Riley Creek. This is maybe the only place where Mt Adams has anything like a pointed peak, with the Pinnacle dominating. The point of the Pinnacle is not the summit, but that is hidden from here.
It was early afternoon when I set up camp and my goal was to dayhike up the Riley Creek drainage, so that is the next series of shots, starting with the lower waterfall
part way up I was surprised to see some people, then I was more surprised to see a hammock camp
More waterfalls (there were many)
My high point, probably only about 6400 feet, the Pinnacle still dominates
And on the way home the next day, a nice view of Rainier