Ascent of Mount Madison on 2012-07-11
|Date:||Wednesday, July 11, 2012|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Location:||USA-New Hampshire|
| Elevation:||5366 ft / 1635 m|
Ascent Trip ReportParked at Pinkham Notch Center and started up Old Jackson Rd at about 1730.Quickly made my way to the suspension bridge,while chatting with a couple groups headed in the other direction.After that, I wouldnt see another person the rest of the night.Ascended via Madison Gulf trail,which was a little tricky to follow at times around the stream crossings.The extended period of open,exposed,and steep rock was a welcoming and fun challenge.Took the Parapet trail to Osgood and was on the summit just after sunset at 2040.There was still an incredible afterglow happening and I sat and admired it for about 30 minutes.Put on my headlamp,and followed the Osgood trail down til it met Madison Gulf trail.The suspension bridge crossing was a little creepy in the dark,but for some reason made me laugh.The rest of the trip uneventful and was back at parking at 0025.
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