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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, (Mt. Jefferson), Jefferson Loop, Gulfside, The Cornice, Caps Ridge Trail
Trails were mostly dry. Frozen precip from a few days ago is now long gone. A little chilly on the summit, but otherwise very nice temperatures. Watched a plane showboating around the summits, as well as flying into the Great Gulf and barely clearing the headwall (seemed like literally by a dozen or two feet).
Foliage appears to be near peak around the town of Jefferson and the Crescent Range, as well as in pockets around Twin Mountain and Bretton Woods.
Getting To Trailhead:
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Caps Ridge Trail trailhead at Jefferson Notch
Looking up the Cornice
Looking at the Carters from below the summit of 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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