Mount Madison Climber's Log

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xchallenging - Oct 12, 2012 1:43 pm

Rain again  Sucess!

wind chill again


technicolorNH - Sep 23, 2012 4:16 am Date Climbed: Sep 21, 2012

first summit of a traverse  Sucess!

Started at 835 AM and made it to the top via Valley and Watson Path by 11 AM. Felt like it took me too long compared to previous trips up Adams in similar weather but the whole traverse only took me thirteen hours so maybe it was just me being anxious.

ape - Aug 25, 2012 10:12 am Date Climbed: Aug 4, 2012

presi traverse dayhike  Sucess!

Part of a north-to-south presi traverse dayhike, Madison to Webster. Great conditions until just before the Mizpah hut, at which point there was some lightning and hail.


rickford - Jun 19, 2012 11:12 am Date Climbed: May 31, 2012

Nice Intro to the Whites  Sucess!

Camped by Rt. 16 at a Campground. I started the hike at 5:00AM with hopes of completing a partial traverse from Madison to Washington. I made it Mount Clay before my knees started giving out (did not expect so many boulders!!!). Came down the Sphinx Trail and linked up with the Lower Great Divide Trail (?) to get back to the campsite. It was a long, fun day! Can't wait to get in better shape and try it agian soon.


bgriffs - Jun 6, 2012 12:07 am Date Climbed: Mar 9, 2010

Long Slog  Sucess!

First time hiking with a heavy pack and snowshoes up the trail, challenging but fun!


bgriffs - Jun 6, 2012 12:07 am Date Climbed: Mar 9, 2010

Long Slog  Sucess!

First time hiking with a heavy pack and snowshoes up the trail, challenging but fun!

joshvillen - Jul 22, 2011 12:08 am Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2011

night  Sucess!

Tried to catch the Gorham fireworks from the summit but was to late

joshvillen - Jul 22, 2011 12:07 am Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2011

traverse  Sucess!

via valley way


wwood - May 17, 2011 10:39 am Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2010

Watson Path  Sucess!

One of my favorites.


Monopole - Apr 5, 2011 12:40 am

Madison, 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.


Kristin5berry - Feb 10, 2011 4:24 am Date Climbed: May 27, 2010

one of three routes  Sucess!

Madison is a classic, holds true to my heart.


mlandau3 - Jan 5, 2011 8:12 am

Second 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.


LDuszer - Oct 5, 2010 10:06 pm Date Climbed: Aug 17, 2010

nice views of the Carters  Sucess!

Hiked to the top with Darren and Zach from Madison Springs Hut. Quick and fun.


mike_lindacher - Sep 7, 2010 10:13 pm

Madison Hut - Traverse  Sucess!

Quick trip from the hut, whistling winds, back in time for late night chats with thru hikers.

michaelching - Jul 18, 2010 11:11 pm Date Climbed: Jul 12, 2010

Just below the clouds  Sucess!

Darkish clouds closing in, but great views


friday - May 31, 2010 4:28 am Date Climbed: May 29, 2010

Back again a year later  Sucess!

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!


mountaindan - Mar 13, 2010 4:09 am Date Climbed: Aug 19, 2009

Presi Traverse  Sucess!

It's all down hill from here, I'm so not looking forward to that! A great trip.


mmcguigan - Jan 25, 2010 4:01 pm Date Climbed: Jan 23, 2010

Great Day  Sucess!

Did as a part of the Presi Traverse.


PaulRomano - Jan 24, 2010 4:37 pm Date Climbed: Jan 23, 2010

Beautiful winter day  Sucess!

Climbed Madison via Valley Way from the Appalachia trailhead. Weather was a bit chilly but skies were crystal clear, not a cloud in sight!


JimWallace - Dec 15, 2009 10:45 pm Date Climbed: Dec 5, 2009

Mt.Madison  Sucess!

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

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