The Adams Range runs from Mt Adams through to the north western corner of the Gardens at Mt Kensington. The only track on the whole range is that leading from Little Man Creek up to the scrubline on Mt Adams. Mt Adams itself was first ascended as part of the West Coast topographical survey in the 1880s by W Wilson and offers a spectacular view over much of the Adams Wilderness. Charles W Adams was also a surveyor in the 1880s, but working in the upper Rakaia. A massive rockfall off the Adams Range in the 1990s spewed debris down into the Poerua Gorge below the forks, covering farmland below.
Attribution: Yvonne Cook and Geoff Spearpoint, in association with the Canterbury Mountaineering Club