"Star Lake from Mount Madison, New Hampshire," watercolor and ink on paper
Looking down from mighty Mount Madison on New Hampshire's Presidential Range, you can see the sweep of the rest of the ridgelines before you, plus tiny Star Lake below. As the clouds swirl around you and the wind whips through your hair, you feel truly alive in this beautiful spot!
- Watercolor, gouache & ink on paper
- 20 x 16" painting, portrait orientation
- 26 x 22" archival grey on white double mat, black metal glassed frame
About Mount Madison:
Elevation: 5,367 feet (142 meters)
Location: Thompson, NH (Coös County, New Hampshire)
Range: Presidential Range
Coordinates: 44°19'42" North 71°16'42" West
Rating: How do the ratings work? Difficult
Features: Rock Scrambles, Mossy Falls, Madison Spring Hut, Ice Caves, 360 degree views on a clear day, Alpine Zone, Star Lake, Peak Bagging
Distance of highlighted hike below: 10 miles with Mt. Adams (or hike just Madison at 7.8 miles)
Mount Madison is a 5,367 foot mountain in Thompson, New Hampshire, Coös County in the White Mountains. It is the northernmost mountain in the Presidential Range.
It is named after the fourth president of the United States, James Madison. All Mountains in the Presidential Range are named for U.S. presidents, with the tallest mountain, Mount. Washington, named for the first president, the second tallest, Mount Adams, for the second president, and so on. However due to an error, Mount Monroe, named after the fifth President, James Monroe, is actually 22 feet (6.7 m) taller than Mount Madison.
There are many hiking trails on and around Mount Madison to choose from including part of the Appalachian Trail. The Madison Spring Hut is just 0.4 miles below the summit of Mount Madison and between Mount Adams. It is maintained by the Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC). You can enjoy the Ice Caves via the Shortline Trail or Mossy Falls on the same trail.