Mount Adams

Mount Adams

Difficulty Level
5/5

About Mount Adams

Mount Adams stands 37 miles (60 km) east of Mount St. Helens and about 50 miles (80 km) south of Mount Rainier. It is 30 miles (48 km) north of the Columbia River and 55 miles (89 km) north of Mount Hood in Oregon. The nearest major cities are Yakima, 50 miles (80 km) to the northeast, and the Portland metropolitan area, 60 miles (97 km) to the southwest. Between half and two-thirds of Adams is within the Mount Adams Wilderness of the Gifford Pinchot National Forest. The remaining area is within the Mount Adams Recreation Area of the Yakama Indian Reservation. While many of the volcanic peaks in Oregon are located on the Cascade Crest, Adams is the only active volcano in Washington to do so. It is farther east than all the rest of Washington’s volcanoes except Glacier Peak.

Trip info
Date
: Feb 16th, 2020
Category
: Hiking
Location
: Randolph
Duration
: 3 Days 2 Nights
Type
: Open

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Barron Canyon

Barron Canyon

Difficulty Level
3.5/5

About Barron Canyon

This 7 km route is one of the most popular and awe-inspiring of the 1,600 km of established canoe routes in Algonquin Park. A one-way excursion is possible by to driving a vehicle to Brigham Access, then canoe downriver to a shuttle, available to the left at Squirrel Rapids.

Look out for Barn Swallows and Eastern Phoebes nesting on the canyon walls and rare relict plants of glacial times, such as the Encrusted Saxifrage and Fragrant Cliff Fern. The Canoe Routes of Algonquin Park map brochure, obtained at the Sand Lake Gate, is an essential aid to a successful trip.

Trip info
Date
: May 24th, 2019
Category
: Canoe Camping
Location
: Algonquin Park
Duration
: 3 Days 2 Nights
Type
: Open

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Baxtor Mountain

Baxter Mountain

Difficulty Level
2.4/5

About Baxter Mountain

Baxter Mountain offers outstanding views and great blueberry picking in season, making it an excellent hike for the entire family.
 
It’s a mostly moderate, 1.2 mile hike to the first summit. The path begins at a moderate grade as it passes under a power line, then there’s a continuous climb over switchbacks for 0.8 mile, where the Beede Farm Trail comes in on the left. Go straight and work your way up a few steep steps to the first open rock. This first lookout is not the summit — that’s a bit farther along the ridge. Past the summit, a lesser-used trail descends to Beede Road in Keene Valley.
Trailhead: Leave Lake Placid on Route 73 and head west, toward Keene. Continue through Keene and turn left on Route 9N toward Elizabethtown. Continue for about 2 miles to the top of the hill and park at the trailhead on the right — look for the DEC sign. If you come to Baxter Mountain Tavern you have gone a bit too far.
 
Distance: 1.2 miles to the summit
Elevation: 2,440 feet
Ascent: 770 feet
Trip info
Date
: June 9th, 2019
Category
: Hiking
Location
: Adirondacks
Duration
: 1 Days 0 Nights
Type
: Open

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