The South Side route is a high, gentle climb great for beginning climbers who want an overnight trip with fewer people and a more wilderness feel than Hood. There are no crevasses on this route. Be careful if you glissade - a twisted ankle here is a LOT more serious problem than on Hood. Skiers take note: this route can have over a 6,000 foot vertical descent in early season! Ambitious and fit climbers can try this car to car in one day.
Climb of Mount Adams via the standard south side route. We will depart Portland early on Saturday morning and drive to the trailhead. That morning we will climb up to Lunch Counter and make camp. We will climb to the summit early on Sunday morning and descend all the way back to the trail head and drive home that evening.