Mts. Jackson and Webster Hike
Hiking/Walk DATE: 01/04/2014 - 01/04/2014
Trip/Event Location: Bretton Woods, NH
Max # People: 15
Trip Guiding / Event Fee: No, I will not be asking participants for money
Difficulty Level: Moderate to Strenuous
Mounts Jackson and Webster. 6.5 miles rountrip. 2,400 feet of elevation gain.
Our first peak of this winter season!
It felt SO GOOD to get back on the trails in the higher summits this winter!
We woke up to a red sky with the outside thermometer reading -12 degrees at the house. This week was bitterly cold with over a foot of snow falling during the week, so snowshoes were needed the entire day. The trail was broken up to Mount Jackson.
Cold temperatures in the forecast did not hold people back as we saw lots of hikers on the trails. The upper ledges of Mt. Jackson were covered with snow, so the steep bits right before the summit didn't pose any problems. It wasn't as cold as expected as we ended with clear skies, no wind, and an amazing view of the Presis!
We teamed up with an AMC group to break the trail to Mt. Webster in a winter wonderland setting. After reaching the summit of Mt. Webster, we then broke the Webster branch of the Webster-Jackson trail ourselves. We crossed Silver Cascade that was frozen solid with bulging blue ice.
We enjoyed our hike. It's always nice to get out in the woods. Thanks to Stephen for being such great company on a very cold, snow-filled day. And congrats on hiking up his first WINTER 4,000 footer!
Happy New Year, everyone! Have a wonderful day - and keep warm!
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What Members Are Saying About This Trip/Event
- Out day began w/a beautiful sunrise and subzero temps. Throw in a hike over 2 peaks with 100 mile views. Later on we enjoyed a purple and crimson sunset on the ride home. It was a great day to experience! - JDNnh
JDNnh Jan 6, 2014 at 6:14 PM
Comment: Out day began w/a beautiful sunrise and subzero temps. Throw in a hike over 2 peaks with 100 mile views. Later on we enjoyed a purple and crimson sunset on the ride home. It was a great day to experience!