we started on the Valley View trail from Appalacia just above Gorham. took that to the Madison Hut & had lunch. then we continued up and over the saddle to just before Thunderhead Junction, where we spent the night at a great campsite just off the trail. it was an incredibly beautiful day and evening. we were hiking in our polypro & were very comfortable. this took ~6 hours.
the second day we went thru Edmunds Col, skirted Jefferson, crossed the Cog and down to the Lake of the Clouds hut in brutal weather. we spent a cold & stormy night there, listening to classic rock played very LOUD to try & drown out the storm. this took ~8 1/2 hours in very bad conditions.
Sunday we went over Eisenhower & past Pierce & then down the Crawford Path. in spite of a turnaround on the trail below Eisenhower, which isn't marked BTW, this only took another 6 hours.
we didn't do a lot of summits, due mainly to me being a tired 55 year-old slacker. <grin> still it was a special trip. we had the total of conditions and I'm sure I will remember it all my life.