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2019-07-18  
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Horseshoe Meadow TrailVolcano, WA
Volcano, WA
Backpack avatar Jul 18 2019
keepmoving
Backpack19.32 Miles 3,157 AEG
Backpack19.32 Miles2 Days         
3,157 ft AEG13 LBS Pack
 
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First time exploring the Mt. Adams area. Set out to do a nice loop on the west side of the mountain to see as much as I could over a short 2 day trip. Started from the Miners Creek Trailhead, followed the PCT north to the Riley Creek South Trail junction. Followed the Riley Creek South Trail north to trail #64 where I turned east and started to head up towards the lower slopes of Mt. Adams. Views gradually opened up and I passed multiple tarns and small meadows. Mosquitoes were pretty sparse, only making their presence known when I stopped at two spots along trail #64.

Rejoining the PCT on the west slopes of Mt. Adams, I took my time heading south and enjoying the views. Went for a swim in a mountain lake and continued my way south to Horseshoe Meadow. The meadow was gorgeous with Indian Paintbrush in bloom, but I did a quick loop down to Lookingglass Lake before returning to set up camp. Very windy in the meadow overnight, but my tent held up just fine. Got into the low 40s/upper 30s overnight.

Woke up early to hike out and make the drive home since I had to work later in the evening. Gave a lift to a couple of PCT thruhikers (Pidgeon and HikerBox) that were hitching a ride to Trout Lake to resupply. One of them from Norway and the other from Austria.
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Wildflowers Observation Substantial
Lupine, Indian Paintbrush, Columbia Lily, etc...
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