Winter Conditions with a Springtime Feel . . . Mount Madison & Adams

Date of Hike: 4/22/18 

Valley Way: 3.8 miles / Osgood Trail: 0.9 miles / Gulfside Trail: 0.4 miles / Airline: 4.9 miles
Total Miles: 10.0 miles (5,192 feet elevation gained) AMC White Mountain Guide Online 

Trip Report:
- Spring finally arrived in the White Mountains this weekend when clouds blew off the higher elevations relieving a beautiful vivid white alpine zone throughout the Presidential Range!  The abundant snow cover will not last too long above treeline as temperatures will sky rocket over the next few days.  With that in mind, Todd and I took advantage of the perfect conditions for one last hike in snowy conditions above 5,000 feet.
- Short story, it was an awesome morning on Madison and Adams, enjoy the pictures.  :)
- Click here for Todd's picture album.

Making our way to treeline

Breaking above treeline and heading to the hut

Madison Springs Hut

Brilliant sun shining over a beautiful white blanketed range

Todd heads up the Osgood Trail

Mount Adams as seen from just below Madison's summit

Heading to the summit

Mount Madison's summit

Summit sign and Todd taking in the great views

Adams and Washington in view

Todd heads back down the Osgood Trail

Descending back to the hut

Madison Springs Hut and Mount Adams

Todd heads up the Gulfside Trail

Madison Springs Hut

Mount Madison's summit cone

Todd ascends Airline to Mount Adams

Looking back at JQ Adams and Madison

The summit trail junction sign on top of Adams, it's buried in there somewhere!!

Mount Madison as seen from Mount Adams 

Mount Jefferson

Looking east to the Wildcat Range

Star Lake is buried beneath a lot of snow way down there!

Washington, Clay, Jefferson (left to right)

Looking over to Abigail Adams, where Lowe's Path is, from the Gulfside Trail

Todd makes his way along the Gulfside Trail toward Durand Ridge

King Ravine Trail junction sign, yup it's in there somewhere!!

Looking toward the Great Gully in King Ravine