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joshvillennight  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2011
Tried to catch the Gorham fireworks from the summit but was to late
Posted Jul 22, 2011 12:08 am

joshvillentraverse  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2011
via valley way
Posted Jul 22, 2011 12:07 am

wwoodWatson Path  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2010


One of my favorites.
Posted May 17, 2011 10:39 am

MonopoleMadison, and more...  Sucess!


Climbed it via different routes, in all different seasons (including, of course, as the first peak in a Southbound Presi Traverse), but I've never had a day when I've climbed only Madison.
Posted Apr 5, 2011 12:40 am

Kristin5berryone of three routes  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 27, 2010


Madison is a classic, holds true to my heart.
Posted Feb 10, 2011 4:24 am

mlandau3Second Time Successful  Sucess!


Ascent via Madison Gulf trail; descent via Webster Scout trail. Aborted an earlier attempt in the late 1960's due to bad weather.
Posted Jan 5, 2011 8:12 am

LDuszernice views of the Carters  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 17, 2010


Hiked to the top with Darren and Zach from Madison Springs Hut. Quick and fun.
Posted Oct 5, 2010 10:06 pm

mike_lindacherMadison Hut - Traverse  Sucess!


Quick trip from the hut, whistling winds, back in time for late night chats with thru hikers.
Posted Sep 7, 2010 10:13 pm

michaelchingJust below the clouds  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 12, 2010
Darkish clouds closing in, but great views
Posted Jul 18, 2010 11:11 pm

fridayBack again a year later  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 29, 2010


This time, with no dog. I made it to the summit, down to the Madison hut, and then on to Mt Adams. I took the Parapet trail back after meeting a very pretty girl from New York at Star Lake who needed directions for the same trail I planned on using. Who was I to say no to having a pretty girl as a hiking buddy back down to the trailhead?
Great weather, no fog, hardly much wind, tons of little vampiric blood sucking black fruit flies, and a pretty girl for conversation down the mountain.
One great day!
Posted May 31, 2010 4:28 am

mountaindanPresi Traverse  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 19, 2009


It's all down hill from here, I'm so not looking forward to that! A great trip.
Posted Mar 13, 2010 4:09 am

mmcguiganGreat Day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 23, 2010


Did as a part of the Presi Traverse.
Posted Jan 25, 2010 4:01 pm

PaulRomanoBeautiful winter day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 23, 2010


Climbed Madison via Valley Way from the Appalachia trailhead. Weather was a bit chilly but skies were crystal clear, not a cloud in sight!
Posted Jan 24, 2010 4:37 pm

JimWallaceMt.Madison  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 5, 2009


This was part of the Presidential traverse we did on that day.The climb up was very tough.We started at 3am and had to hike over much blowdown before reaching the treeline.This was amazing for me because this was my first trip to the Whites.The veiw from the summit was breathtaking.Imagine looking arcross the great gulf above all clouds over to the first veiw of the mighty Mt.Washington.It didn't take much for me to fall in love with these mountains.This is where it all began....Jim W
Posted Dec 15, 2009 10:45 pm

MRoyer4Start of Presidential Traverse  Sucess!


Climbed as a 10 year old with my father from Pinkham Notch as the first part of a Presidential Traverse. Stayed in the Monroe hut. I remember some bouldery sections on the trail that were exciting for a 10 year old, probably less so today.
Posted Sep 30, 2009 6:11 pm

Grampahawklong ago  Sucess!


Many years ago a buddy and I drove up. We took the daniel webster Trail/Great Gulf. Sorry I don't remember much about the trip except that we stayed at Dolly Copp and drank a lot of beer.
Posted Sep 18, 2009 3:59 pm

MaineMountainManMtM  Sucess!
Posted Jul 30, 2009 1:11 am

fridaySummit bid called off by team member
Date Climbed: May 24, 2009


I had just scrambled up the rock bed past the "Worst Weather in the United States" sign on the Daniel Webster trail when my team member decided to call off the bid for the summit. My team member? My small dog Shiro, an eskijack.
The day prior, he had scaled Imp Face with me and was doing very well up to the start of the alpine section towards Madison. About 50ft after the sign, he froze on a rock. I tried to coax him to come up, but nothing worked. I couldn't get him to come down either. He just froze, either with fear or fatigue.
Fearing for his safety over my ambitions, with him in one hand and the other carefully navigating my scramble down, I carried him down past the alpine to the trees below. It was probably good timing too, as a light rain started to fall on Madison, which could have made things slippery.
There will always be a next time.
Posted May 26, 2009 3:07 am

Steve LarsonOsgood trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 18, 2009

Steve Larson

Spring conditions were less than optimal, with mud down low, and gushy snow higher up. Nice above treeline, though. A steady breeze, and occasional visibility. Washington and Adams were socked in the whole time.
Posted Apr 20, 2009 8:11 am

imzadi3rd time's a charm  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 15, 2009


Up Valley Way, down Airline...
GEORGEOUS day...almost no wind, 40's! spent 20 minutes on the summit enjoying!
One of my favorite summits
Posted Mar 23, 2009 12:14 pm

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