HIKES & EVENTS
Mt Jefferson (via Castle Trail & Caps Ridge Trail )
Full Day Hike
DATE: Jul 03, 2022
END DATE: Jul 03, 2022
Hike/Event Location: Jefferson NH
Upton, MA United States
Meeting Time: 9:00 AM
Max # People: 12
Hike Guiding / Event Fee: No, I will not be asking participants for money
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Join me for a hike up the Castle Trail to the summit of Mt. Jefferson and descending via the Caps Ridge Trail. The hike is about 7.5 miles with an elevation gain of about 4000ft. The hike will take about 7-8 hours including lunch on the summit. We will spot a car at the Caps Ridge trailhead before the hike. We will begin hiking at 9AM from the Castle Trail Parking Lot (off Route 2).
Optional: Pre-hike "Carbo-Load" Potluck dinner on Saturday evening and Post-hike Happy Hour/Barbeque Potluck dinner on Sunday evening at my house at Sugar Hill, NH (about 40 minutes from the Mt. Jefferson trailhead). Free lodging, camping, swimming and hot showers available at the house on Saturday and/or Sunday. Please let me know if you are planning to attend the potluck(s) or will be staying overnight on Saturday and/or Sunday.
Directions To Trailhead Parking Lot
The Trailhead for the Castle Trail is located on US Route 2 about 4 miles east of the intersection of Rt.115 and Rt 2 in Jefferson, NH. Please email me for directions/ address of the house at Sugar Hill, NH.
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Outdoor Fitness Level: Very Strenuous
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- Driving My Own Car
(Willing to give guys a ride)
- Comment: Would be delighted to join you guys for Jefferson and get caught up. Competing commitments probably will mean I can't come Saturday or stay long after the hike on Sunday,
Higher Summits Forecast for the hike tomorrow: Mostly sunny, High upper 40s, Wind NW 30-45mph increasing to 40-55mph. We will be having lunch on the summit so bring a warm parka and/or windbreaker. The brisk wind will blow away any pesky black flies. (Yeah!)
Correction on the temperature on previous post: Forecast is for a high of 77 & Sunny
Reminder: The Trailhead for the Castle Trail is located on US Route 2 about 4 miles east of the intersection of Rt.115 and Rt 2 in Jefferson, NH.
Weather is looking great for our hike on Sunday- sunny & 85! We will be spotting two cars at the Caps Ridge Trailhead. Hikers should plan to meet up at the Castle Trailhead at 845AM for a 900AM start. I will bring a cooler with icy beverages to enjoy after the hike. Also, all are welcome to come to my house near Franconia Notch after the hike for a dip in the pond, showers, & hang out on the deck. (Lodging available at the house Sat & Sun nights). Looking forward to an awesome hike!