Route Climbed: Ascent Osgood, Descent Madison Gulf Date Climbed: July 13, 2002
This is one of the best climbs that my wife, Lorie, and I have done. While the ascent via the Osgood Trail is no cake walk, especially above tree line, the descent via Madison Gulf is truly a challenge. It is my understanding (after the fact) that Madison Gulf is not recommended for descent. I can certainly see why.
Route Climbed: Northern Presidential Traverse - Great Gulf/Osgood Date Climbed: 6/25/02
First summit in my Presidential Traverse attempt - summited in 3 1/2 hours. Weather was great...a little bit warm, as I was sweating to death, but no wind and great views. My first "northern" Presidential mountain....and a nice one at that. If you want to escape the crowds of Mt. Washington, this is a good place to start. Only saw one other hiker on the way to the summit...
Route Climbed: Osgood / Great Gulf Date Climbed: October 4, 1997
This was my 5th trip to the Whites, my 6th mountain hiking trip overall (the first was Killington, VT), and my first with Josh. Nice day but overcast. I remember wanting to come back and camp up above treeline during the winter. I came back a 2nd time with 2 other friends but we turned around just below treeline because one of them wasn't feeling well.