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Ascent of Mount Jefferson on 2013-11-09

Climber: Richard Bedard

Others in Party:Brian Platt
Date:Saturday, November 9, 2013
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
Peak:Mount Jefferson
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:4265 ft / 1299 m

Ascent Trip Report

Did this hike w/Brian Platt....On our way up we almost changed our mind about doing Jefferson because of the winds that was supposed to be at the summit....When I checked this morn it said 40mph & diminishing so we decided to do it ....When we got to TH there was snow on the ground & the roads getting there were very slick

We started our hike at 8:30 & everything was very good...The trail was covered in a dusting of snow & hid any ice on the rocks....About 1.5 miles into the hike just before the caps we hit some steep parts & rock scrambles..My knee was feeling real good & I was afraid of hurting it again & I decided to abort this hike....I really felt bad for Brian as he seemed to want & be able to continue but he kept telling me we made the right decision :-( ....Well it's nice to hike w/a good friend & he never questioned the decision unlike me

Well I'll We'll be back but I think I will do this one in warmer weather
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:1257 ft / 383 m
    Distance:3 mi / 4.8 km
    Route:Caps Ridge Trail
    Trailhead:Jefferson Notch Rd  3008 ft / 916 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles



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