Ascent of Madonna Peak on 2012-06-30

Climber: John McHugh

Others in Party:Suzanne Lapointe
Date:Saturday, June 30, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Madonna Peak
    Elevation:3640 ft / 1109 m

Ascent Trip Report

A nice hike from Smuggler's Notch to Whiteface Mountain along the Long Trail in Vermont. Went up via Sterling Pond first, which would be a nice destination in it's own right for a short hike. Next on to Madonna Peak which was by far my favorite summit of the day, at the top of Smuggler's Notch ski resort. Superb views in all directions; interesting angle of Mount Mansfield. Met some nice people as we snacked a bit. I was happy to make it to Whiteface, the summit was quite disappointing after Madonna Peak, though from the lean-to down below there was a nice view back to Madonna. On the whole, very enjoyable and actually quite challenging hike. Camped in Smuggler's Notch State Park.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:3345 ft / 1019 m
    Elevation Loss:3345 ft / 1019 m
    Distance:9.9 mi / 16 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Hot, Breezy, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:2426 ft / 739 m
    Extra Loss:951 ft / 289 m
    Distance:5 mi / 8 km
    Route:Sterling Pond Trail / LT
    Trailhead:Smuggler's Notch  2165 ft / 659 m
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:2394 ft / 730 m
    Extra Gain:919 ft / 280 m
    Distance:5 mi / 8 km
    Route:Sterling Pond Trail / LT
    Trailhead:Smuggler's Notch  2165 ft / 659 m
Ascent Part of Trip: Smuggler's - Whiteface

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Madonna Peak2012-06-30
2Morse Mountain2012-06-30
3Sterling Mountain2012-06-30

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