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
    Total 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
    Gain on way in:4030 ft / 1228 m
    Distance:4 mi / 6.4 km
    Start Trailhead:Appalachia  1336 ft / 407 m
    Time:2 Hours 30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
Ascent Part of Trip: Presidential Traverse

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Mount Madison2012-06-16 a4030 ft / 1228 m
2John Quincy Adams2012-06-16 b635 ft / 194 m
3Mount Adams2012-06-16 c475 ft / 145 m
4Abigail Adams2012-06-16 d55 ft / 17 m
5Adams 52012-06-16 e342 ft / 104 m
6Mount Jefferson2012-06-16 f785 ft / 239 m
7Mount Clay2012-06-16 g765 ft / 233 m
8Mount Washington2012-06-16 h980 ft / 299 m
9Mount Monroe2012-06-16 i375 ft / 114 m
10Mount Monroe-West Peak2012-06-16 j45 ft / 14 m
11Mount Franklin2012-06-16 k50 ft / 15 m
12Mount Eisenhower2012-06-16 l625 ft / 191 m
13Mount Pierce2012-06-16 m735 ft / 224 m
14Mount Pierce-South Peak2012-06-16 n 
15Mount Jackson2012-06-16 o580 ft / 177 m
Total Trip Gain: 10477 ft / 3194 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Dan Quinlan
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