Adam Helman, July 12, 1960 to January 9, 2015

A talented chemist, author, mountaineer, math whiz, etc.

Adam was webmaster for, a County Highpoints site.

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Adam at the Sierra Club Lodge on Mt. Laguna. April 3, 2009. The occasion was a memorial hike to Foster Point for John Hanna.
A hike to Cone Peak in the coastal ranges of California. Probably my first hike with Adam on May 19, 2002. From the left: Gail Hanna, Edward Earl, Adam Helman, Barbara Lilley and Gordon MacLeod.
Adam on the summit of Dos Cabezas in southeastern Arizona. November 13, 2006
Adam with Gail on Reyes Peak. Adam enjoyed all manner of unusual food combinations. Here he is with a conventional watermellon. June 17, 2006
Photo April 15, 2007. Nielson BM is a summit in southern Riverside County just east of I-15.
Adam (in back) with Richard Carey on Mt. Olympus, Washington state. This was a long, tough climb. Adam helped me later since I sprained my ankle on the way back to camp. August 17, 2009
Adam looking for the true high point on Bear Mountain in Kern County, California. October 27, 2007
Adam with Bob Packard on Cherry Creek Peak, 10,459 ft. in central Nevada. May 19, 2014
Adam leading the way on Pearl Peak in Nevada. Adam was faster than Bob and I and was always in front. June 25, 2014
Adam in the center with a bottle of champagne. This was our last night camping with Adam. December 30, 2014
Adam pointing to a cholla ball stuck to his chest. Ouch! This was on a trip to the Barry M. Goldwater Range in southwestern Arizona. Photo by Mark Adrian December 29, 2014.
Adam with Gail Hanna sampling some Baileys Irish Creme after a desert hike in the Cabeza Prieta Refuge, Arizona. Photo by Mark Adrian November 27, 2014.