Starting off below treeline, with Mount Adams in the background.
Miles, rocks, Mt. Adams.
No false summit here; first glimpse of the crater rim.
First snow, and Mt. Adams.
Looking up at the final challenge. The rocks are the way up, and there are no flat surfaces.
Miles and volcano.
Roughly the half-way point, at least on vertical. Well past the half-way point on mileage.
Climbers in the rocks ahead of us.
Miles resting up before the last push to the summit.
Skier. There were a few, and it was definitely a faster way down the snowfield than on your butt, which was the option we chose.
Miles starting up the final pitch to the summit.
When you get to the summit you're supposed to look down.
Looking north past the breach in the cone, to Spirit Lake and Mount Rainier.
The gaping maw, with smoldering lava dome.
Crater rim and cornices.
Lots of faces in the crater walls. Perhaps one of them is Harry Truman's, in memory of his impassioned stand to stare down forces well beyond his control.
With Mt. Adams and photo bomber.
Looking east from summit to Mt. Adams.
Miles on the summit with the cornice they warn you to stay off of.
Personal best single day hikes for both of us in the vertical feet department, and first peak bagged together.