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Buttress Trail talus field. The Buttress trail turns and heads across this field. If you don't head across and decided to go up into the woods you will find...
This, the start of the Abandoned Adams Slide Trail
Old faded pieces of paint on a rock blazing the way
Adams Slide Trail. It's overgrown but can be followed with care.
Adams Slide Trail, heads over boulders in the woods.
Adams Slide Trail, It's very steep but all enclosed so it's not intimidating.
Adams Slide Trail. This section was fairly open and easy to follow
Adams Slide Trail. It's pretty gnarly going up through here, protect your eyes from rouge branches!
Adams Slide Trail. Looking down, the trail it's steep and narrow
Adams Slide Trail. As you can see moss has overtaken the rocks. Dirt and debris has covered most of the slide which is buried beneath this stuff. This is one of the spots where it's "easy" to follow
Adams Slide Trail. Gets a little "scratchy" notice the top of the rocks that is the old slide. Must have been quite the site fifty years ago when these rocks were not buried or the trail was not so enclosed.
Blaze to the right. There are more blazes found here than any other trail in the wilderness area!
Blaze and the slide. Here, the slide is above the dirt and debris through this section
Cross Blaze. I always like this blaze. It must be close to fifty plus years old
Adams Slide Trail. Track is visible in this pic.
Adams Slide Trail, if you head up it you'll know when you're on it and when you are not. When you're not on track, it's a really rough whack!
Adams Slide Trail
Adams Slide Trail, looking down it. I've been up it twice but never down it, I don't think I'd want to descend it, not because it's difficult but because I think there are higher odds of poking my eye out.
Adams Slide Trail. Looking down it, it gets a little tougher to follow at times
Adams Slide Trail. This section of fifty feet or so had some trickling water on it. I stayed to the right into the thick woods to not damage it.
Another blaze, an arrow blaze. Interesting
Adams Slide Trail. Notice the faint paint on the rock.
Trail gets 'scratchy' to extremely thick right before the alpine zone
Adams Slide Trail, I see the light, getting there!
Adams Slide Trail, still steep, not as defined
Last section before you pop up in the middle of nowhere.
Looking down at where you pop out. The Trail comes up from the middle - bottom of this photo
Knee of Mount Jefferson
Ladder section of the Six Husband Trail is somewhere in the rocks in this pic
Jefferson Ravine and Mount Jefferson. A very wild and rugged place
Adams Slide Trail. The trail once breaking into the scrub heads right, then turns left up this rock were you are then greeted with...
the following! Notice the faint gaps between the branches, that's the trail.
If you push the branches back when heading through the scrub tunnel you can spot a blaze or two on the boulders that try and trip you up!
Adams Slide Trail, again, notice the faint gaps between scrub. That's the trail
Great Gulf. This was a decent sized cairn three years ago, topped with white quartz. now it's been whipped out by weather.
Blaze under the scrub
Adams Slide Trail heads up to the left of the rock on the top right. Another blaze used to be where those small rocks are on the rock ledge,
Adams Slide Trail, one of the few white quartz cairns left.
Adams Slide Trail
Adams Slide Trail heads up the boulder field on the eastern shoulder of Mont Adams
Adams Slide Trail, notice the small white quartz rock. Once again the cairns are smaller than before.
Adams Slide Trail cairn
Heading up the boulder field. Lots of loose rocks, foot placement is key!
The Great Gulf as seen from the Adams Slide Trail
Adams Slide Trail cairn
Kept seeing cairns, so I kept following them!
Adams Slide Trail, last blaze I saw, notice the red paint on the rock. Pretty cool stuff!
Well above 5,000 feet at this point!
Adams Slide Trail. Once again these cairns where at least a foot high to two feet three years ago
Adams Slide Trail. Negotiating a tricky scrub and boulder section
Adams Slide Trail, heading up to the summit
Wildcat Ridge off in the distance
One final scrub area to rock hop around before reaching the Star Lake Trail just below the summit.
High above treeline
Approaching the Star Lake Trail
Looking back down
On the Star Lake Trail, looking down where I just came up
Star Lake Trail
Where the Adams Slide Trail goes, there is a small cairn in the pic which is was taken from the Star Lake Trail. This is the first cairn for the Adams Slide Trail. It usually is not there for obvious reasons. To keep people from exploring. Probably will be taken down by a ranger soon, so don't count on this to be there.
Adams Slide Trail route (estimate), notice the talus field at the bottom right, that is were the Buttress Trail takes a right and heads across