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Mt. Jefferson
Thompson and Meserve's Purchase, NH

Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
The Caps Ridge Trail
The Caps Ridge Trail

Route: Caps Ridge Trail

Trail was generally dry below treeline with some minor mud. Above treeline was dry, as were all of the scramble ledges. Nice foliage in the valleys...probably at or close to peak. Put on my winter hat and mitts up top for the first time this fall whilst waiting for a nice sunset cloud display.

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


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Monday, October 5, 2015
Parking Elevation: 3,009'
Destination: Mt. Jefferson
Time Elapsed: 01:27
Trailhead Elevation: 3,009'
Summit Elevation: 5,712'
Vertical Gain: 2,768'
Hike Time Elapsed: 03:28
Hike Vertical Gain: 2,833'


Caps Ridge Trail trailhead at Jefferson Notch
Caps Ridge Trail trailhead at Jefferson Notch

The Caps Ridge Trail
The Caps Ridge Trail

Looking at Mt. Washington and the Southern Presidentials from Mt. Jefferson - Click to enlarge
Looking at Mt. Washington and the Southern Presidentials from Mt. Jefferson

Sunset colors as seen from Caps Ridge - Click to enlarge
Sunset colors as seen from Caps Ridge

Directions to trailhead: Take Route 302 West from Bartlett into Carroll. Just after Saco Lake, take a right onto Mt. Clinton Road. Cross over Base Road and continue on Jefferson Notch Road. At the high point of the road, the WMNF fee parking lot will be on the right. The Caps Ridge Trail trailhead is at the back of the parking lot.

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