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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.
Cutting across snowfields below Gulfside on the way to Mt. Jefferson
Cutting across snowfields below Gulfside on the way to Mt. Jefferson

Route: Jewell Trail, snowfields (Mt. Jefferson), snowfields, Jewell Trail

Last minute plan, cold start, but warmer as the day went. Despite having very little snow at the base, there was enough to cut across snowfields above treeline without risking damage to vegetation.

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


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Sunday, January 22, 2012
Parking Elevation: 2,650'
Destination: Mt. Jefferson
Time Elapsed: 03:00
Trailhead Elevation: 2,710'
Summit Elevation: 5,712'
Vertical Gain: 3,152
Hike Time Elapsed: 05:57
Hike Vertical Gain: 3,382'


The new (2011) Jewell Trail trailhead near the Marshfield Base Station
The new (2011) Jewell Trail trailhead near the Marshfield Base Station

Looking back at Clay and Washington on Gulfside
Looking back at Clay and Washington on Gulfside

Looking at Carter Dome from Mt. Jefferson - Click to enlarge
Looking at Carter Dome from Mt. Jefferson

Topographic map of Mt. Jefferson - Click to enlarge


Directions to trailhead: To get to the Cog Base Station in winter, take 302 West from Crawford Notch, then take a right onto Base Station Road. In winter 2012, there was plowed parking available below the Cog Base Station. Looking up the mountain from the parking lot, the spur trail to the Jewell Trail begins above the base station building, above the first Cog track bridge crossing, to the left at the top of an embankment.

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