Ascent of Mount Jackson on 2012-06-10

Climber: Heather Hesse

Others in Party:Karine Thate <2536>& Jeff
Date:Sunday, June 10, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Jackson
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:4052 ft / 1235 m

Ascent Trip Report

Karine, Jeff and I did a full presi using some newer to us trails. We ascended Madison via the Pine Link, which brought us to Howker Ridge to Osgood and up over the summit. Then our approach to Adams was via the Star Lake Trail where we encountered a 79 year old woman out enjoying the day. Onto Edmunds col for a snack and up Jefferson for number three. The nice walk down from Jefferson and over to Clay was pretty uneventful until my sunscreen decided to block my pours completely and I became irritated. Walked that off and headed to Mt Washington. A strong climb up and a beautiful though laden with bees summit. To save time and not deal with the buzzing tourists and bees we travelled onto Lakes of the Clouds to dip our swollen feet and inside the hut for lunch. This was a double edged sword. It was relaxing and almost pampering but the ascent from there to Monroe was creaky at best. Where was our mojo? Then the big two mile twist and turn up around and over some bumps until the next real climb of Eisenhower. Always an insult at this late point in the day.Being the rock stars that we are, we pushed through, with my trailing the pack. Uneventful walk to Pierce and then to the return of my attitude as we carried on to Jackson. Jackson added some elevation to my day uninvited! LOL! I did some bitching and had to deal with my uncomfort for stretching myself to my edge. Next time will be easier. The descent of Jackson down the Webster Jackson Trail was hard. This is a rocky, wet, eroded trail much in need of TLC. Down to the car and back to Pine Link Trail head. We made the entire hike in 11 hours and 21 minutes. Record timing! Great day above treeline!
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Extra Loss:9520 ft / 2901 m
Descent Statistics
    Distance:21.6 mi / 34.8 km
Ascent Part of Trip: June Presi

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Mount Madison2012-06-10
2Mount Adams2012-06-10
3Mount Jefferson2012-06-10
4Mount Clay2012-06-10
5Mount Washington2012-06-10
6Mount Monroe2012-06-10
7Mount Franklin2012-06-10
8Mount Eisenhower2012-06-10
9Mount Pierce2012-06-10
10Mount Jackson2012-06-10

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