Ascent of Sam Adams on 1951-09-09
|Others in Party:||Joel Yancy|
my fellow MIT grad student
|Date:||Sunday, September 9, 1951|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Location:||USA-New Hampshire|
| Elevation:||5585 ft / 1702 m|
Ascent Trip ReportYesterday we climbed 3,550' and 3.7 miles up the Air Line Tr to the Madison Hut (4,825'), where we had dinner and spent the night after hiking up Mt. Madison around sunset. With a leisurely start at 8:00 this morning, we departed the Madison Hut for the hike over the Presidential Range, finishing with Mt. Monroe. First came the three Adams peaks–Mt. John Quincy Adams (5,394'),Mt. Adams (at 5,798' the 2nd highest of the Presidentials), and Mt Sam Adams (5,584'). Then via Edmands Col to Mt. Jefferson (5,715') , Mt. Clay (5,532'), and Mt. Washington (6,288', 1:00 PM), the highest peak of the Range and also the state highpoint. After mingling with the numerous visitors, most of whom came courtesy of the cog railway and the auto road,, and enjoying the extensive summit views on this day of perfect weather, we headed down to Lakes of the Clouds (5,050') and up our final peak, Mt. Monroe (5,385'), before descending the Tuckerman Ravine Tr (4.1 miles) to Pinkham Notch (2,008', 5;45 PM). Total distance hiked today was approx. 11 miles from the Madison Hut with 3,400' of elevation gain. It wasn’t until 7:30 PM before I could hitch a ride back to our car at Randolph and return to Pinkham Notch to pick up Joel for the drive back to Cambridge (11:45 PM). What a memorable, rewarding day our hike in the Presidentials had provided–a true classic...
|Summary Total Data|
| Grade/Class:||Class 1|
| Quality:||4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail|
| Weather:||Pleasant, Clear|
|Ascent Part of Trip: 1951-Presidential Range NH (1 nights total away from roads)|
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