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Photos by Krystin Norman, Peter Brigham and Louie Dawson
On the weekend of June 15th, Krystin, Peter, Louie and I set out for the north side of Mt. Adams. Our main objective was to ski the north face of the Northwest Ridge (NFNWR) on Saturday and potentially ski something else on the north side on Sunday.
Finding good conditions to ski the north side of Cascade volcanoes is tricky. Ambient temps need to be warm enough to soften the snow with little direct sun. Also, the transition to solid corn happens later in the season for north side routes. The best conditions often happen late in the spring, but by then the route could be melted out (especially on lower elevation sections).