The Cougar Creek Fire spread into Gifford Pinchot National Forest south of Mt. Adams. The Mt. Adams Wilderness is CLOSED, including the South Climb Route, Mount Adams Summit, and the section of the Pacific Crest Trail that traverses the Mt. Adams Wilderness.
Hikers and back packers should be prepared for limited water resources this spring and summer on the Monument due to low winter snow pack. Please be prepared and carry plenty of water when visiting the Monument’s backcountry and trails.