- 1 inch diameter
- Cast in fine pewter
- Military clutch back
- Mounted on story card
Elevation: 12,276 ft.
Coordinates: N46° 12' 09'' W121° 29' 27''
Location: Cascade Range, Washington, USA
MarkerSleuth Photo Contributor: Jerry Hennelly, 2003
Mount Adams is located in the Gifford Pinchot State Forest. At 12,276 feet, it is the second highest peak in Washington, after Mount Rainier. It is the third highest, after Rainier and Mount Shasta, in the Cascade Range.
Like others in the Cascade Range, Adams is a volcano at rest. Historically, it has been less active than neighboring St. Helens, Rainier and Hood.
Because Mount Adams is easily accessed and situated on the protected eastern side of the range, it is a popular climb.
There are several climbing routes of varying difficulty on the heavily glaciated mountain. Because of possible rapid weather changes, each route requires thoughtful preparation and good judgment.