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Ascent of Mount Jefferson on 1961-08-03

Climber: Chip Carpenter

Date:Thursday, August 3, 1961
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Jefferson
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:5712 ft / 1741 m

Ascent Trip Report

we hiked the edmands path into the dense fog on eisenhower... it traveled with us all day.
...as we hiked on over franklin and monroe the dense fod clung close to our clothing with it's mists and self-contained sense of isolation... mostly view-less except for our feet and the rocks and the cairns... with only occasional lifts for quick views... very mythical and mysterious.

we bugged-off climbing washington by using the westside trail... and on the crags of jefferson there was a spectacular break in the clouds below us as we sat crouched for warmth among the stones of jefferson... resting for our descent down the caps of ridge trail.

very special day in unusually envigorating conditions during the 14 miles
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:3712 ft / 1132 m
    Elevation Loss:2704 ft / 825 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Tent Camp
    Weather:Cool, Calm, Low Clouds
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:3712 ft / 1132 m
    Route:long walk
    Trailhead:mt clinton rd parking  2000 ft / 609 m
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:2704 ft / 825 m
    Route:caps ridge trail
    Trailhead:jefferson notch rd  3008 ft / 916 m
Ascent Part of Trip: long walk 1961 - 3rd day

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDate
1Mount Eisenhower1961-08-03 a
2Mount Franklin1961-08-03 b
3Mount Monroe-West Peak1961-08-03 c
4Mount Monroe1961-08-03 d
5(Attempt) Mount Washington1961-08-03 e
6Mount Clay1961-08-03 f
7Mount Jefferson1961-08-03 h



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