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Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
The Caps Ridge Trail
Route: Caps Ridge Trail
Since it was a nice fall afternoon, I decided to get out of work a little bit early and head up to Mt. Jefferson.
The lower part of the Caps Ridge Trail had numerous boards on the side of it - by the looks of it, a bunch of log walks are going to be replaced.
While I made decent time through the lower portion of the trail, as soon as I hit the alpine zone, I was feeling pretty worn out. Nonetheless, by the time I was at the top of the caps, I was in a decent groove.
While a haze was developing to the west and south, views to the north and east were strong. Since it was a pleasant temperature and winds were bad at all, I loitered at the summit for awhile.
The descent was what seems to be typical of the Caps Ridge Trail in my opinion - a very, very long 2.5 miles.
Getting To Trailhead:
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Caps Ridge Trail trailhead at Jefferson Notch
Looking at Mt. Adams from Mt. Jefferson
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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