Pikers Peak is front and...

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 Bolton

Bob Bolton - Feb 16, 2004 1:00 am - Voted 10/10

Re: Glissade

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.

Ron Becker - Feb 17, 2004 10:52 pm - Hasn't voted

Glissade

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?

Bob Bolton

Bob Bolton - Feb 17, 2004 11:10 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Glissade

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.

Sharon

Sharon - Feb 17, 2004 11:46 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Glissade

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.

cascadetraveler

cascadetraveler - Feb 24, 2006 4:10 pm - Voted 10/10

pikers peak

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.

Dean

Dean - Feb 24, 2006 5:21 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: pikers peak

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).

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