Ascent of Mount Adams on 2016-09-03

Climber: Crystal Davis

Others in Party:Dan Petit -- Trip Report or GPS Track
Date:Saturday, September 3, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Bus
Peak:Mount Adams
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:5799 ft / 1767 m

Ascent Trip Report

Parked the camper van at parking area near AMC Highland Center. Took shuttle bus to Appalachia. Hiked up Valley Way to Madison Spring Hut. Checked in, unloaded extra gear. Hiked Star Lake Trail up Mount Adams -- challenging trail! Large granite boulders, a few tricky spots for me. Summited Mount Adams. Descended via Air Line back to Madison Spring Hut. Did not stop, went right up Mount Madison via Osgood Trail. Nice easy hike up and down Mount Madison and back to hut to spend the night.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:4500 ft / 1371 m
    Total Elevation Loss:534 ft / 162 m
    Round-Trip Distance:6.2 mi / 10 km
    Quality:8 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles, Hut Camp
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:4500 ft / 1371 m
    Distance:5.4 mi / 8.7 km
    Route:Valley Way to Star Lake Trail
    Start Trailhead:Appalachia  1299 ft / 395 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:534 ft / 162 m
    Distance:0.8 mi / 1.3 km
    Route:Air Line to Madison Spring Hut
    End Trailhead:Madison Spring Hut  5265 ft / 1604 m
Ascent Part of Trip: Presidential Traverse (2 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Mount Adams2016-09-034500 ft / 1372 m
2Mount Madison2016-09-03534 ft / 163 m
3Mount Jefferson2016-09-044180 ft / 1274 m
4Mount Clay2016-09-04 
5Mount Washington2016-09-04 
6Mount Monroe2016-09-04 
7Mount Franklin2016-09-04 
8Mount Eisenhower2016-09-04 
9Mount Pierce2016-09-04 
10Mount Jackson2016-09-05923 ft / 281 m
11Mount Webster2016-09-05 
Total Trip Gain: 10137 ft / 3090 m    Total Trip Loss: 1068 ft / 326 m

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