Ascent of Mount Jefferson on 2013-03-16

Climber: David Darby

Others in Party:Nick Fratello
Date:Saturday, March 16, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Jefferson
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:5712 ft / 1741 m

Ascent Trip Report

06:30 - Depart Appalachia parking lot, -> Valley Way trail
08:51 - Madison Hut (drop packs)
09:12 - Madison summit
09:28 - Back to Madison hut (pickup packs)
Plan was to take star lake trail to avoid the winds on the gulfside trail. Not a good plan - too much snow. Had to climb up to the ridge back to the gulfside trail (lot of work & slow).
10:57 - Adams summit
- Thunderstorm Jct
- Edmunds col
12:54 - Jefferson summit
14:32 - Clay loop intersection
- Jewel trail intersection (down jewel trail)
16:40 - Cog railway parking lot
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:1212 ft / 367 m
    Elevation Loss:4260 ft / 1297 m
    Distance:7.2 mi / 11.6 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Snow on Ground, Snow Climb
    Gear Used:
    Weather:Cold, Breezy, Clear
Cold, clearing, wind dieing down
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:862 ft / 261 m
    Extra Loss:800 ft / 243 m
    Distance:2 mi / 3.2 km
    Route:Gulfside Trail
    Trailhead:Adams  5774 ft / 1759 m
    Time Up:2 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:3460 ft / 1054 m
    Extra Gain:350 ft / 106 m
    Distance:5.2 mi / 8.4 km
    Route:Gulfside trail -> Jewel Trail
    Trailhead:Cog Railway Parking lot  2602 ft / 793 m
    Time Down:3 Hours 46 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: 2013-03-16 Northern Presis

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Mount Madison2013-03-16
2Mount Adams2013-03-16
3Mount Jefferson2013-03-16
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by David Darby
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