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Ascent of Mount Madison on 2012-06-16

Climber: Dan Quinlan

Others in Party:Emay
Date:Saturday, June 16, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Madison
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:5366 ft / 1635 m

Ascent Trip Report

We had a beautiful morning with clouds rolling in during the early afternoon. An incredible experience across a fantastic ridge. Made one mistake coming off of Mt. Adams, started down the Lowes Path, but before we figured it out we did visit Mt. Adams 4. If the peak was named and within 100 meters or so of the path, we made the extra effort to summit the peak. All in all we visited 8 ranked peaks and 6 sub-peaks. It was quite an experience with some of the greatest views from John Quincy Adams and the very quiet Mt. Clay summit. Mt. Jefferson was just covered with hikers and Mt. Washington was a complete zoo. We had to wait in a line to take a summit picture!

(GPS track from Appalachia to Mt. Washington is posted in the Mt. Madison TR. The track from Mt Washington to Route 302 is posted in the Mt. Washington TR.)


Trip Section Distance Elevation Gain
(miles) (feet)
Appalachia - Mt. Madison 4.0 4,030
Mt. Madison - John Q Adams 0.95 630
JQ Adams - Mt. Adams 0.37 470
Mt. Adam – Adams 4 0.60 50
Adams 4 – Adams 5 1.20 360
Adams 5 – Mt. Jefferson 1.15 780
Mt. Jefferson – Mt. Clay 1.50 760
Mt. Clay – Mt. Washington 1.50 980
Mt. Washington – Mt. Monroe 1.85 370
Mt. Monroe – Monroe West Peak 0.30 40
Monroe West – Mt. Franklin 0.45 50
Mt. Franklin – Mt. Eisenhower 1.40 620
Mt. Eisenhower – Mt. Pierce 1.50 730
Mt. Pierce – Mt. Jackson 2.20 580
Mt. Jackson – Route 302 2.45 60
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:4030 ft / 1228 m
    Quality:8 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Scramble
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Gorgeous morning, clear blue skies
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:4030 ft / 1228 m
    Distance:4 mi / 6.4 km
    Route:Airline
    Trailhead:Appalachia  1336 ft / 407 m
    Time Up:2 Hours 30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
Ascent Part of Trip: Presidential Traverse

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDate
1Mount Madison2012-06-16 a
2John Quincy Adams2012-06-16 b
3Mount Adams2012-06-16 c
4Abigail Adams2012-06-16 d
5Adams 52012-06-16 e
6Mount Jefferson2012-06-16 f
7Mount Clay2012-06-16 g
8Mount Washington2012-06-16 h
9Mount Monroe2012-06-16 i
10Mount Monroe-West Peak2012-06-16 j
11Mount Franklin2012-06-16 k
12Mount Eisenhower2012-06-16 l
13Mount Pierce2012-06-16 m
14Mount Pierce-South Peak2012-06-16 n
15Mount Jackson2012-06-16 o
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


 GPS Waypoints - Hover or click to see name and lat/long
Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Dan Quinlan
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