Ascent of Mount Madison on 2009-08-16

Climber: M (whichway) Lardiere

Others in Party:Delilah
Date:Sunday, August 16, 2009
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Madison
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:5366 ft / 1635 m

Ascent Trip Report

brooksway to brookbank to watson's path to summit. watson's path *steep* but beautiful.
started way way too late in the day and for awhile it looked as though we might get stuck in the dark. would have been a beautiful hike if we'd had time to enjoy it. got up to the summit later than planned - 4000ft of elevation kicked my ass. blue sky but hazy so the skyline had very little definition.
hot, humid, mostly sunny day. comfortable and calm during our 5 minutes at the summit. filled my camelbak at the hut as they were serving dinner (6pm) and hurried out again. no soup for me. headed down valley way and ran into a couple also headed for appalachia and felt reassured that, if i ran into trouble, they would be along shortly.
we got off the trail at 8pm, just in time.

common man for coffee and chips.
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Hot, Calm, Clear

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