Mount Madison Climber's Log

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metasyn11 - Aug 10, 2021 8:21 pm Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2021

Northern Presidential traverse long day  Sucess!

Ascended the Great Gulf and Six Husbands trails to Jefferson, then traversed north to Adams and Madison before going down Osgood. 15 mile 6000' day. Spectacular even without much views.


RockOn - Oct 11, 2020 1:38 am Date Climbed: Jul 20, 2019

ditch packs at the hut and run up  Sucess!

went up and over and down into great gulf wilderness. GGW is not an easy trip.


jake_the_snake - Oct 1, 2019 2:13 pm Date Climbed: Jun 1, 2019

Presi failure due to inclement weather  Sucess!

Summitted only Madison on a presi attempt


stinkycheezman33 - May 15, 2016 6:24 pm Date Climbed: Sep 5, 2015

Great hike  Sucess!

Presidential Traverse in a day. Amazing hike.


strudolyubov - Apr 18, 2016 12:58 am Date Climbed: Aug 30, 2014

Presidential Range trail run  Sucess!

Ran to the summit of Mt. Madison as a part of Presidential Range loop trail run from Pinkham Notch (Mt. Washington-Mt. Clay-Mt. Jefferson-Mt. Adams-Mt. Madison). Total distance: 18.5 miles, total time: 7h35m.

Kankdip12 - Nov 26, 2015 7:33 pm Date Climbed: Nov 16, 2015


Beautiful rime ice formations.


cwoods17 - Apr 15, 2015 9:14 am Date Climbed: Aug 20, 2013

Presidential Traverse  Sucess!

Great day!


Bluebell08 - Mar 20, 2015 5:58 pm Date Climbed: Feb 14, 2015

Windy Winter climb  Sucess!

Plan was to attempt Presidential Traverse but bad weather only allowed us to summit Madison and camp out one night (below 0 degrees) before heading down. Quite windy above the hut to the summit, snowshoes for entire trail up to the hut.


GlennD - Dec 28, 2014 3:16 pm Date Climbed: Jun 24, 2006

Presidential Traverse  Sucess!

Hit on a traverse of the Presidentials, north to south.


wanderweg83 - Sep 30, 2014 9:42 pm Date Climbed: Sep 26, 2014

Madison/Adams Loop  Sucess!

Took the Valley Way trail and then the Gulfside trail up to the summit. It was a beautiful day, and there was no wind on the summit, with temps in the 60s. The fall colors had hit their peak earlier in the week, so the view from the summit was phenomenal. This was a much easier trip than my first attempt at the Madison/Adams combo, three years before. That time, my friend and I got practically blown off the mountain in whiteout conditions.


Lenny72 - Aug 26, 2014 5:35 pm Date Climbed: Aug 1, 1998

Mount Madison Climb  Sucess!

Did this as part of a long hike up Mount Adams, Jefferson, Monroe, and Madison. I don't remember the order, just that my buddy Chris and I were exhausted at the end of the day and having to stop to make some food in the dark because I was so hungry.


Onager - Apr 27, 2014 1:56 am Date Climbed: Apr 26, 2014

Finally!  Sucess!

Finally bagged Madison on my 2nd attempt. First was a bust in the Winter when a -40 windchill blue bird sky day payed me a visit on my way up to Adams and Madison. Finally bagged in in the Spring. Stayed at Crag Camp Friday night, hit Adams in the morning and dropped my pack and summited Madison within an hour in high winds and low visibility. It was eerie but I made it out alive.


wvasmith - Jan 31, 2014 4:28 pm Date Climbed: Feb 26, 2013

Presi  Sucess!

Part of one day Presi


richnyc - Jan 11, 2014 7:31 pm Date Climbed: Jan 8, 2014

Winter climb  Sucess!

Walked up on 01/08/14 during the 'Polar Vortex' sweeping the Northeast. Started at the Appalachia parking lot via Airline trail to the Madison Hut and then followed the Osgood trail to the summit. Bitingly cold and windy at the top but clear, as opposed to the nearby Mt. Adams which was all covered in clouds. According to the Mt. Washington Weather Observatory it was around -15F (with -35F windchill) that day. Returned quickly via the Valley Way trail. Awesome winter hike!!!


ajberry - Aug 31, 2013 11:32 am Date Climbed: Aug 25, 2013

Presidential Traverse  Sucess!

Presidential traverse with Ryan Draft and Jamie Gagnon


Luc - Aug 27, 2013 9:55 pm Date Climbed: Jun 2, 1997

traverse  Sucess!

Osgood = don't go down!


JRaphaelson - Aug 17, 2013 12:30 am Date Climbed: Aug 16, 2013

Route: Presi Traverse  Sucess!

Did as part of a 1 day presi traverse. Wonderful weather and great views on all summits.

andrew hemmerling

andrew hemmerling - Aug 6, 2013 4:34 pm

kept on truckin  Sucess!

Crawled up Madison after doing Adams via the Air Line Trail, took the Pine Link to the Watson Path, .5 miles of rock pile, then the Brookside back. The Brookside was very dark, eerie, and only saw tracks from one other hiker, no crowds on this one. Got a little ill from overexertion after seeing a beautiful, plush, mossy area that The Elves might enjoy or even inhabit from time to time. Kept trucking down after being sick, made it out though. This was the most strenuous hike of all the NH 5000+ footers for me, but also the one with great weather and splendid views.


ken93 - Nov 23, 2012 10:52 am Date Climbed: May 26, 2012

day 1  Sucess!

good way to start the weekend


BrianChase - Oct 21, 2012 7:09 pm

NIce New England Peak  Sucess!

Moose and Sunshine

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