Ascent of Mount Adams on 2014-06-20

Climber: Richard Bedard

Others in Party:Brian Platt
Date:Friday, June 20, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Carpool
Peak:Mount Adams
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:5799 ft / 1767 m

Ascent Trip Report

Brian & I needed to do Adams & Madison & we also wanted to try a hut experience....We drove up on Friday.We started out hiked around 9:45am up to the hut .We rested a bit then went for Adams..I wanted to go up Airline as it looked easier than Star Lake Tr but when we left the hut we went up instead of down a bit to get the Airline Tr....This turned out to be a blessing as taking the Star Lake Tr it kept us out of the winds which we had on top 45mph & temps in the 40's.Unbelievably we saw some delicate purple flowers about 200' from summit & also saw a Lunar Moth hunkered down about 100' from summit. On top we took our mandatory summit pics then we started down.

Back at the hut we took it easy as we wanted to summit Madison to get sunset pics after supper...Well the weather in the mtns can make you change your plans...With high winds & temps in the 30's we decided to summit the next day & take our sunset pics from the hut.

The next morn.we had a great breakfast & hit the summit of Madison. Not quite as windy as Friday but still pretty windy.After taking our summit pics we headed back to the hut grab our packs & told the Croo what a great job they had done & say Thank You...Back at the car Brian & I got our chairs out had our celebratory beer & relaxed a bit before heading home

What a GREAT couple days spent with a good friend doing what we both love
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:4493 ft / 1369 m
    Route:Valley Way & Star Lake Tr
    Trailhead:Appalcia Trail Head  1306 ft / 398 m
    Quality:10 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Cold, Extremely Windy, Clear
Ascent Part of Trip: Adams & Madison

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Mount Adams2014-06-204493 ft / 1369 m
2Mount Madison2014-06-214060 ft / 1237 m
Total Trip Gain: 8553 ft / 2606 m    Total Trip Loss: 8553 ft / 2606 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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