Ascent of Mount Madison on 2013-03-16

Climber: David Darby

Others in Party:Nick Fratello
Matt Solar
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, March 16, 2013
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

06:30 - Depart Appalachia parking lot, -> Valley Way trail
08:51 - Madison Hut (drop packs)
09:12 - Madison summit
09:28 - Back to Madison hut (pickup packs)
Plan was to take star lake trail to avoid the winds on the gulfside trail. Not a good plan - too much snow. Had to climb up to the ridge back to the gulfside trail (lot of work & slow).
10:57 - Adams summit
- Thunderstorm Jct
- Edmunds col
12:54 - Jefferson summit
14:32 - Clay loop intersection
- Jewel trail intersection (down jewel trail)
16:40 - Cog railway parking lot

Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:4155 ft / 1266 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Snow on Ground, Snow Climb
    Gear Used:
    Weather:Frigid, Breezy, White-out
1 Degree, 30-40MPH winds, socked in
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:4155 ft / 1266 m
    Distance:4 mi / 6.4 km
    Route:Valley Way
    Trailhead:Appalachia Parking lot  1211 ft / 369 m
    Time Up:2 Hours 42 Minutes
Descent Statistics
Ascent Part of Trip: 2013-03-16 Northern Presis

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Mount Madison2013-03-16
2Mount Adams2013-03-16
3Mount Jefferson2013-03-16
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by David Darby
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