Ascent of Mount Adams on 2009-09-05

Climber: Matthew Nelson

Date:Saturday, September 5, 2009
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Adams
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:5799 ft / 1767 m

Ascent Trip Report

Part 2 of N Presi Traverse

Took Star Lake trail from the hut, really cool to see the lake up there. Very small, but still cool. The ascent to the summit of Adams was steep, but offered constant beautiful views to the east, and best of all, is the lee side, so there were no winds. I have heard it said various places that Adams is the premier of the Presidentials, and I would definitely agree; fantastic views all around. Unlike Washington, the view is unobstructed, and it isn't nearly as crowded. I would much rather climb Adams again before doing Washington again.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:1048 ft / 319 m
    Elevation Loss:878 ft / 268 m
    Distance:2.5 mi / 4.1 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Scramble
    Weather:Cool, Very Windy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:1048 ft / 319 m
    Distance:1 mi / 1.5 km
    Trailhead:Madison Hut  4751 ft / 1448 m
    Time Up:1 Hours 15 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:878 ft / 268 m
    Distance:1.6 mi / 2.6 km
    Trailhead:Edmands Col  4921 ft / 1499 m
Ascent Part of Trip: N Presi traverse 1 (0 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Mount Madison2009-09-05 a
2Mount Adams2009-09-05 b
3Adams 52009-09-05 c
4Mount Jefferson2009-09-05 d
5Adams 52009-09-05 e

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