Ascent of Mount Madison on 2016-06-04

Climber: Robert Garneau

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Saturday, June 4, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Mount Madison
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:5366 ft / 1635 m

Ascent Trip Report

Nice way to climb Madison if you want to avoid the crowds on Valley Way. 1/2 dz or so people on the Great Gulf Tr., 0 people on the Buttress Tr. Bivouac @ cairn on Osgood Trail to watch sunrise. Up and gone by 5:30am.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3994 ft / 1217 m
    Total Elevation Loss:3994 ft / 1217 m
    Round-Trip Distance:13.3 mi / 21.4 km
    Quality:9 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Gear Used:
    Nights Spent:1 nights away from roads
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:3994 ft / 1217 m
    Distance:8 mi / 12.9 km
    Route:Great Gulf Tr to Buttress Tr to Osgood Tr
    Start Trailhead:Great Gulf Parking Area  1372 ft / 418 m
    Time:6 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:3994 ft / 1217 m
    Distance:5.3 mi / 8.5 km
    Route:Osgood Tr to Great Gulf Tr
    End Trailhead:Great Gulf Parking Area  1372 ft / 418 m
    Time:2 Hours 30 Minutes

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