Ascent of Mount Madison on 2011-10-31

Climber: Karine Thate

Date:Monday, October 31, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Madison
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:5366 ft / 1635 m

Ascent Trip Report

Gorgeous day on the Northern Presis! Blue skies and sun and fabulous views. The day after our freak October snowstorm - 6 inches wet snow down low, 18 inches of powdery stuff up high. Snow drifts, slippery snow on hte rocks made for slow going, so abandoned plans for Adams. Saw the moose who lives at Madison hut. She was very comfortable and curious. A really beauty. She followed us on the trail a little ways. Spent a long time on the summit taking in the views... Had an "interesting" time getting through the deep drifts between the rocks on the steep climb without snow shoes, but we made it. A really great day!
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:4066 ft / 1239 m
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:4066 ft / 1239 m
    Distance:9 mi / 14.5 km
    Route:Valley Way
    Trailhead:1300 ft / 396 m
Descent Statistics

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