Ascent of Mount Jefferson on 2011-12-18

Climber: Karine Thate

Date:Sunday, December 18, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Jefferson
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:5712 ft / 1741 m

Ascent Trip Report

Gorgeous day on the Presis! Unlimited views and abundant sunshine - but temps were really chilly. Around 0 and a slight wind made it very cold in spots. But the higher summits forecast called for 15-30 mph winds and we didn't get that - thank god - or wind chills would have been -20s to -30s. Pretty good conditions. Jewell well packed - enough to fill in the rocks/roots - but needs a few more inches to get really good base. Up high, more rocks and lots of rime ice on rocks. Not enough for snowshoes, but still hit some deeper drifts across Gulfside. Also did Clay on the way back to Jewell. Climbed FAST up Jewell, but had trouble breathing the cold air on final approach to Jefferson and Clay, so slowed a bit there.
Great, great day on the Presis.... with Jeff, Andrew and Jessica.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:4512 ft / 1375 m
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:4512 ft / 1375 m
    Extra Loss:1400 ft / 426 m
    Distance:11.7 mi / 18.8 km
    Trailhead:2600 ft / 792 m
Descent Statistics

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