Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Tuesday Trip Report: Adams and Madison (winter 4Ks #40 and #41). Feb. 16, 2012

Valley Way, Gulfside, Airline, Osgood Trails.
About 10.5 miles total.

We lucked out and had a perfect weather day for these two extremely exposed northern Presidential peaks.  I'll let the pictures do most of the talking.  Congratulations to Tim C. on finishing his 2011-2012 NH48 winter single-season!

Alex on the summit of Adams, with Mt. Washington in the background.

Alex on the summit of Adams, with Mt. Jefferson in the background.

Me and Alex.

Alex and our friend, Tim C.

Heading down Adams, toward Mt. Madison.

Zoom-in shot of the Madison moose.  She's on the left flank of Madison (above), in a patch of trees near the (closed) hut.

Hiking up Madison.  Mt. Adams is on the right, Mt. Washington's in the center.

Adams (right) and Washington (left) from near the summit of Madison.

Alex and Tim C. on the summit of Madison.

Alex and me...

Alex took the following pictures.  I love her close-up shots -- especially the ones of the summit buildings on Mt. Washington and the ski area of Wildcat D.

Alex and Tim eating Whoopie Pies (I have the camera again).

Three hikers on a mountain.

On the way down Madison.

At the end of the hike.

What an incredible day!

Four hikes, seven mountains to go before March 20.


unstrung said...

re-enjoying your wonderful posts and pics... dreamy sigh! so glad you-all are out enjoying the mountains. you look so strong and content.

Patricia Ellis Herr, Alexandra Herr, and Sage Herr said...

Thanks, unstrung! :)