After signing into the Tahawus trail register at 10:00 am, we started up the path to the first of three water crossings.
A large carved sign in a tree overhead points back into the woods and east to Allen.
Mount Adams fire observer’s cabin.
Act II of Allen opened with a whole new set of scenery.
Interesting items inside if you care to walk into the cabin from the back.
After Skylight Brook, towering over our heads was 1600′ of wet, steep, slimy, debris-filled hiking to get to the summit.
This overgrown road is simple enough to follow.
First two-thirds of way up mostly follows a badly eroded and mucky path along the right side.
The shape-shifting Lake Jimmy floating bridge had finally compelled a new detour trail to be cleared around its northern end.
We stopped to eat our sub for lunch.
Nearly all of the rock face is wet with run-off activating the infamous red slime which has about the same consistency as dish soap.