Ascent of Mount Madison on 2010-07-16

Climber: Isaiah Knight

Date:Friday, July 16, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Mount Madison
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:5366 ft / 1635 m

Ascent Trip Report

I had a adventurous week, i thought i would venture back out to the presidential range again. i set off to take on Mt. Madison, Mt. Adams, and Mt. Jefferson. it was a 14-15 mile hike and a challenging loop and VERY dangerous. i set off with a i-pod and a map. i was very careful and i wanted to take on three 4,000 footers. i went up the osgood trail. I highly reccomend this high only to advanced hikers. i struggled like crazy on this trail, it is a very hard incline, and i could only imagine a hard decline. This was a very strong, very hard trail. and another thing if you plan to hike this loop TAKE SOMEONE!!! i would have felt better if i hiked with somebody. but i have to say it was a ________ to climb and i woulnt hike alone and plan for a challenging day!
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:3994 ft / 1217 m
    Elevation Loss:44 ft / 13 m
    Distance:5.7 mi / 9.2 km
    Grade/Class:Class 1
    Quality:4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Bushwhack, Exposed Scramble, Rock Climb
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles, Hut Camp
    Nights Spent:0 nights away from roads
    Weather:Hot, Calm, Clear
High 80's Hot Muggy
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:3994 ft / 1217 m
    Distance:4.9 mi / 7.9 km
    Route:Osgood Trail
    Trailhead:Great Gulf Parking Lot  1372 ft / 418 m
    Time Up:2 Hours 15 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:44 ft / 13 m
    Distance:0.8 mi / 1.3 km
    Route:Star Lake/Bushwack
    Trailhead:John Quincy Adams  5410 ft / 1648 m
    Time Down:45 Minutes

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