Day started in the 80's, but by the time we summited the temps were dropping, winds in excess of 60mph and horizontal rain.
A 15 mile round-tripper from Jefferson Notch. Didn't stay long but the views to the north and a vertical mile down were incredible!
Tropical heat and humidity for most of the climb; wind, fog, rain, lightning, even a little hail above treeline. Tagged the summit and beat a hasty retreat.
Beautiful weather both times!!
The whole trip took about 7 ½ hours.Like to know more please read my trip report
The Presidental Range is the coolest place east of the Rockies.
Spectacularly hot and muggy (70+ degrees) with no wind. Many, many black flies. Fairly miserable time.
Visited this summit several times, most notably as part of a traverse from Jefferson to Madison. Beautiful place.
Great hike, long day, but well worth it. Went in on the Great Gulf trail to Madison Gulf, up to Madison Hut, over to Adams on Airline, back down to Madison Hut, over the Osgood Trail to Madison, down Osgood to the Great Gulf trail and back out.
Got misdirected by a ranger and went 45 mins out of our way before consulting a topo and backtracking to the start of the Osgood trail (behind Madison Hut) the Osgood Junction is the LONG way around. Lesson learned: Don't take advice that you didn't ask for.
This was part of a presidential traverse.
Hit this one on my 2000 AT thruhike. Had a wonderful experience on the way over from Washington but didn't get to moon the train.
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...
All of my Eastern U.S. hiking and climbing is just a blur. I know I've been to the summit of Mount Madison about 6-8 times, but I can't remember the specifics of any of the trips!
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.