Valley Way follows Snyder Brook with several side trails that take in a series of scenic falls. Kodi found deep, cold pools to cool off his black body and to slake his thirst.
Looking down at the hut as we climbed.
A view north.
Cairns guide hikers through the mass of boulders to the top.
The windswept, delicate white flowers of sandwort grow among lichen-colored boulders.
The view south to Mt. Washington, with the auto road visible on the left flank.
Views from the top: the trail sign at the top;
Kodi and I celebrate our accomplishment with Mt. Washington in the distance.
As we descended from Mt. Madison we got a nice view of 5,410-foot JQ Adams
and the great mass of 5,799-foot Mt. Adams beyond.
Kodi takes in a final view as we descend back into the col
and to the hut, before the long hike down Valley Way and the end to a very fine hike.