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Ascent of Mount Jefferson on 2009-09-05

Climber: Matthew Nelson

Date:Saturday, September 5, 2009
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Jefferson
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:5712 ft / 1741 m

Ascent Trip Report

Part 3 of N Presi Traverse

The walk across Edmands Col was very relaxing after the first 2 summits, and my legs felt refreshed and ready to climb Jefferson. Jefferson was definitely the easiest of the three, though Madison might have gotten a bad rap since I came up from the bottom. Quite a few people were there that weren't dressed properly and were not ready for the high winds up there. They got up by the shorter caps trail.

The 6+ miles back from Jefferson to Appalachia were definitely the low point. To get back to the Madison hut area, you have to climb most of the way back up Adams, which was tough, and the Airline trail back down was miserable. I didn't like how it stayed above treeline for so long. It would have been easier to take the Randolph path back, but I forgot it went by Appalachia.

Immensely fun hike, but very tough as well.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:1119 ft / 341 m
    Elevation Loss:4728 ft / 1441 m
    Distance:6.8 mi / 10.9 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Scramble
    Weather:Pleasant, Very Windy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:791 ft / 242 m
    Distance:0.7 mi / 1 km
    Route:Gulfside
    Trailhead:Adams Summit  4921 ft / 1499 m
    Time Up:1 Hours 15 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:4728 ft / 1441 m
    Extra Gain:328 ft / 99 m
    Distance:6.2 mi / 9.9 km
    Route:Gulfside/Airline
    Trailhead:Appalachia  1312 ft / 399 m
    Time Down:3 Hours 15 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: N Presi traverse 1 (0 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDate
1Mount Madison2009-09-05 a
2Mount Adams2009-09-05 b
3Adams 52009-09-05 c
4Mount Jefferson2009-09-05 d
5Adams 52009-09-05 e



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