Current volcano cond's (esp. Jefferson & Adams Glaciers)?

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Current volcano cond's (esp. Jefferson & Adams Glaciers)?

by Diggler » Fri Jun 13, 2014 7:22 pm

Title pretty much sums it up. Would love an excuse to get up to Washington, & I've got a 2nd date with Jefferson on the way. Anybody know the conditions? Vehicle access? Snow line? Crevasses/'schrunds? Anybody interested in meeting up to do either? In case you're unfamiliar with the routes, both mostly steep snow to icefall/(from what I understand) mellow ice climbing; some easier rock climbing on volcanic choss (i.e. possible belays), too. I'd be driving from the Bay Area. Beta appreciated- thanks!

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Re: Current volcano cond's (esp. Jefferson & Adams Glaciers)

by 96avs01 » Fri Jun 13, 2014 11:37 pm

What route on Jeff?

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Re: Current volcano cond's (esp. Jefferson & Adams Glaciers)

by Diggler » Sat Jun 14, 2014 1:50 am

Jefferson Glacier on Jefferson & Adams Glacier on Adams (I just like climbing routes that have the same name as the mountains they're on).

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Re: Current volcano cond's (esp. Jefferson & Adams Glaciers)

by 96avs01 » Sat Jun 14, 2014 3:47 am

Can't give you exact beta on Jeff glacier, but in general a few weeks ago we found full blown summer conditions below 5.5K, and winter holding on above 9K. Suspect that's changed quite a bit since then. Summit of Jeff (West-facing) was solid rime as of late May. Hope you get better info than I can offer. Enjoy.

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Re: Current volcano cond's (esp. Jefferson & Adams Glaciers)

by Sunny Buns » Sat Jun 14, 2014 8:19 am

For Jefferson, try the Detroit Ranger Station at 503-854-3366
http://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/willamette/about-forest/offices

For Mount Adams try the Trout Lake Ranger Station at 509-395-3402
http://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/giffordpinchot/recarea/?recid=31184

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