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Mt. Jackson
Carroll, NH, Hart's Location, NH, Bean's Grant, NH

Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
Looking down the Webster-Jackson Trail
Looking down the Webster-Jackson Trail

Route: Webster-Jackson Trail

After a foggy morning, I had a feeling things might be starting to clear in the mountains. Thus, I took my time heading north, trying not to let the occasional rain deter mine. Reaching the trailhead, I could see some spots of blue sky - a good sign!

I had to take my time ascending and descending the Webster-Jackson Trail, as the poor footing even worse than normal due to wet roots and rocks. The water crossings were fortunately not an issue.

The views from the summit were neat, as fog was racing over the ridge at a fast pace. While the Willey Range and balance of the Presidentials were playing hide and seek, the views to the east were nonetheless constant and strong.


Hike Ratings
Getting To Trailhead: Easy
Destination: Mt. Jackson
Length: Moderate
Steepness: Difficult
Navigation: Easy
Views: Excellent
Crowds: Minimal


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Monday, August 24, 2009
Hike Commenced: 4:18 PM
Parking Elevation: 1,900'
Destination: Mt. Jackson
Ascent Commenced: 4:18 PM
Summit Reached: 5:50 PM
Time Elapsed: 01:32
Trailhead Elevation: 1,905'
Summit Elevation: 4,052'
Distance: 2.6 miles
Vertical Gain: 2,322'
Hike Ended: 7:33 PM
Hike Time Elapsed: 03:15
Hike Distance: 5.2 miles
Hike Vertical Gain: 2,512'


Webster-Jackson Trail trailhead on Route 302
Webster-Jackson Trail trailhead on Route 302

Looking down the Webster-Jackson Trail
Looking down the Webster-Jackson Trail

Looking over the Montalban Ridge at Kearsarge North Mountain from Mt. Jackson - Click to enlarge
Looking over the Montalban Ridge at Kearsarge North Mountain from Mt. Jackson

Topographic map of Mt. Jackson - Click to enlarge


Directions to trailhead: Take Route 302 West from Bartlett into Carroll. There is a small parking lot on the left side of the road. Trailhead is located on the right side of the road, just after the parking lot and just before Saco Lake.

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