As long as I have been coming up to the Mt Washington Valley for races, I have wanted to get out and climb some of the mountains in the area. Two days after my run up the Auto Road, my wife Sas and I headed over to the trail head of Mt Madison (elevation 5,367 feet). We had perfect weather and we really enjoyed the climb up. Coming back down was not really as much fun with very tired legs! We reached our goal of the newly renovated Mt Madison Hut (4800 feet), had a bite to eat then headed back down. 6 hours of hiking, a rather full day!!