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Ascent of John Quincy Adams on 2012-06-16

Climber: Dan Quinlan

Date:Saturday, June 16, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:John Quincy Adams
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:5410 ft / 1648 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:635 ft / 193 m
    Quality:9 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Scramble, Exposed Scramble
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:635 ft / 193 m
    Distance:1 mi / 1.5 km
    Route:Gulfside, Rock Hop
    Trailhead:Mt. Madison  4775 ft / 1455 m
    Time Up:1 Hours 5 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



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