After bailing on Madison in December because I forgot my headlamp, I returned in January 2017 to bag it for my New Hampshire Winter 48 list.
Read after the jump for a summary, photos and stats.
I took the most traditional route up to Mount Madison. I parked at Appalachia parking on Route 3 in New Hampshire and hiked up Valley Way with microspikes. At Madison Spring Hut I hiked up Osgood Trail to the summit of Mount Madison. I returned to the hut and started up Gulfside Trail toward Mount Adams before deciding I was too tired to attempt climbing Adams. I returned to my car via Valley Way.
Date Hiked: 14 January 2017
Elevation Gain: 4200′
Distance: 7.9 miles
Book Time: 6:00
Winter Hike: Mount Pemigewasset – December 2016