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Pikers Peak is front and center with some glissade paths visible. The actual summit of Adams is on the left.

7-11-03

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Bob BoltonRe: Glissade

Bob Bolton

Voted 10/10

Best glissade I've ever enjoyed (three times), with the possible exception of the one off the Dog's Head on the north side of pre-eruption Mt. St. Helens.
Posted Feb 16, 2004 1:00 am

Ron BeckerGlissade

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Where do these glissades run out? Is it a gradual lessening of the slope or do you use you ax to stop from a full speed glissade?
Posted Feb 17, 2004 10:52 pm

Bob BoltonRe: Glissade

Bob Bolton

Voted 10/10

They do run out to flatter snow at the bottom, but you generally won't do the entire slope in one slide, so you'll do some arrests.
Posted Feb 17, 2004 11:10 pm

SharonRe: Glissade

Sharon

Voted 10/10

It's the **best** glissade I've ever had also! Approx. 10 minutes / 3,000 feet of whooping & laughing hysterically while hitting "bumps" of snow as it would build up in front. Roller Coaster City!



And yes, we would have to dig in our axes to cut speed. There was a huge, safe runout at the end.
Posted Feb 17, 2004 11:46 pm

cascadetravelerpikers peak

cascadetraveler

Voted 10/10

Hi dean, nice shot of the glissade. I have attempted three times scanning and posting that similar shot. It just is not the same. I rode that glissade a little early in the morning,it was a bit hairy! I had a nice finish and saved my thighs a lot of work.
Posted Feb 24, 2006 4:10 pm

DeanRe: pikers peak

Dean

Hasn't voted

Thanks for your vote on the picture and for your comment on it. I remember that the glissade chute was icy as I trudged up the mountain but it had softened just enough to make the ride down later on perfect for me. Mt. Adams is great fun under the right condtions. The only other glissade I've ever had that was as good as this one was on Mt. St. Helens just below the Dogs Head (pre eruptive of course).
Posted Feb 24, 2006 5:21 pm

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