View Full Version : King Ravine and the Five Adams 8/7/12

08-09-2012, 09:20 AM
It was a beauty day with 130 mile visibility so I wanted to get high. Looked at my various projects and decided King Ravine warranted another trip, especially on a day like today. While I was at it, I would summit Adams. Then I thought, why not bag all the Adams. So that's what I did. The five Adams consist of: J. Q. Adams, Mt. Adams, Adams 5, Sam Adams and Abigail Adams (formerly known as Adams 4). It truly was a spectacular day!

Reaching the floor of King Ravine. The King Ravine trail goes up the rock gully seen above the signpost to the slabby area near the skyline.

One of several lemon squeezers.

A patch of ice still remains on the Ice Caves spur and the temp seemed 25 degrees cooler.

Cairn and clouds.

Getting high in the ravine.

Lots of rocks to hop on.

Getting higher still.

As I was nearing the end of the King Ravine trail, I spotted a hiker on the Airline trail where King Ravine exits.

Looking up the slab at a hiker above on the Airline.

When I popped out on the Airline, there is a tremendous view of Mt. Madison.

Brad Washburn's survey pin on the summit of J. Q. Adams, looking at Mt. Adams.

The double summit of J. Q. Adams.

To be continued........

08-09-2012, 09:31 AM
Nearing the summit of Adams looking back at J. Q. Adams and Madison with Star Lake reflecting blue.

From the summit of Adams 5 looking back at Mt. Adams.

A look back at Adams 5 and Mt. Jefferson.

Approaching the summit of Sam Adams with a view to Mt. Adams across a sea of rocks.

The glacier dropped off this boulder on top of a larger boulder some 6-10 thousand years ago. That would have been a neat sight to see.

The summit of Sam Adams looking at Mt. Adams.

Approaching the newly named Abigail Adams which was formerly known as Adams 4.

As I descend Lowe's Path and begin to wend my way back to the car, I take one last look back at the summits of Abigail Adams and Sam Adams. Just another great day in the White Mountains!

08-09-2012, 11:20 AM
What a day you had! I love those perspectives that you don't see sticking to the regular trails.

It's a big playground up there.

Tom Rankin
08-09-2012, 01:44 PM
Looks like a great day!

Hard to believe there is ICE! Especially with the record heat!

08-09-2012, 02:03 PM
I like the photo of Sam Adams lurking behind the ridge. Visiting all 5 of the Adams family sounds like a good way to maximize time above tree line. :)

08-09-2012, 02:49 PM
Those Washburn Survey Pins looks like a good basis for a new list :rolleyes:

Cool shots, RMC's summer newsletter has some discussion of why ICE hangs around year round, its specific to Ice Gulch but much would apply to the Subway in Kings Ravine

08-09-2012, 02:58 PM
Visiting all 5 of the Adams family sounds like a good way to maximize time above tree line. :)

I propose a motion to the USGS for renaming the Adams 5: Gomez, Morticia, Uncle Fester, Lurch and Pusgley

Tom Rankin
08-09-2012, 05:00 PM
I propose a motion to the USGS for renaming the Adams 5: Gomez, Morticia, Uncle Fester, Lurch and PusgleyYooouuuu Raaaang? :D