Mount Jefferson Climber's Log

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woodstrider - Jul 22, 2005 5:37 pm

Route Climbed: Caps Trail Date Climbed: 8/21/03  Sucess!

Late start, but got to see alpineglow on the ridge tops. All alone on top of the world


James_W - Jul 20, 2005 1:33 pm

Route Climbed: Up Caps Ridge, Down Castle Ridge Date Climbed: July 03, 2005  Sucess!

Caps trail was wonderful, the best easy class 2 scrambling. Descended Castle trail took link back to Caps. **The link trail is VERY hard do not let your map fool you**


Bozo - Jul 19, 2005 11:44 am

Route Climbed: Caps Ridge Trail Date Climbed: 23 oct 04  Sucess!

A small trail, but climbed on a great day.


dwhike - Feb 7, 2005 10:18 am

Route Climbed: Caps Ridge and Gulfside Date Climbed: Nov. 1995 & July 1997  Sucess!

First time hiked it was 10 degrees, 50mph winds, and zero visibility. Second time was sunny and 60. Gotta love the Presi's!


mickymac1 - Oct 8, 2004 1:25 pm

Route Climbed: Presi Traverse Date Climbed: 7/'93  Sucess!

Still need in winter!!


dspal - Aug 1, 2004 6:02 pm

Route Climbed: Caps Ridge trail Date Climbed: September 2002  Sucess!

Short but steep, some scrambling, steadily ascending trail, great views of the entire Presidential range...

Brian Pierz

Brian Pierz - Jul 26, 2004 12:57 pm

Route Climbed: Gulfside Trail From Mt. Clay Date Climbed: July 19, 2004  Sucess!

Tagged this summit with my brother on the way from Mt. Washington, on a foggy, rain-soaked day. Views extended about 15 feet from the summit, so there wasn't too much to see. I got the feeling though that the Gulfside Trail on a sunny day could be quite the awesome hike, so I'll be back.

peak duster

peak duster - Jun 25, 2004 2:38 am

Route Climbed: six husbands trail Date Climbed: June 7 2004  Sucess!

I love climbing this peak in all seasons.


mike_lindacher - May 20, 2004 7:41 pm

Route Climbed: Via Gulfside Trail Date Climbed: July 2002  Sucess!

I climbed this mountain as homage to our nation's third and most handsome president, Mr. Thomas Jefferson.


CharlesD - Mar 19, 2004 11:40 am

Route Climbed: Appalachian Triail Spur (NoBo) Date Climbed: August 17, 1997  Sucess!

Unearthly! Huge cairn! Tired legs.


crag - Jan 23, 2004 2:14 pm

Route Climbed: Caps Ridge Date Climbed: July 4, 1994  Sucess!

Bagged this peak several times. Caps ridge is fun. Best hikes were traverses. First was up the Caps Ridge, over Jefferson, Clay, Washington, and Monroe, down Ammonousuc, and walk back up the road to the Caps trailhead. Second was with a car shuttle, up the Caps, over Jefferson, Adams, side trip to Madison and down the Air Line.


velodurt - Sep 22, 2003 9:08 am

Route Climbed: Caps Ridge Trail Date Climbed: August 25th,2003  Sucess!

An excellent hike in not so excellent weather! The summit was totally fogged in and the wind was gusting to about 35 mph. The temp on top was 47F, making it feel about 22F with windchill. We stayed on the summit just long enough to snap a photo, then we booked it off that mountain! Caps Ridge Trail is a great route, shortest in the Presidentials, making for a quick summit. It also has some great class 3 scrambling most of the way. We have a detailed report and lots of photos of the route and the foggy summit on our website at Natural Born Hikers Check it out sometime!


abn373 - Jun 16, 2003 11:26 pm

Route Climbed: Gulfside trail (Jefferson Loop) Date Climbed: June 8, 2003  Sucess!

Part of Presidential traverse.

Weekend Warrior - Aug 18, 2002 9:04 pm

Route Climbed: Caps Ridge & Cornice Date Climbed: August 11, 2002  Sucess!

Absolute perfect day to climb in the presies. 68 degrees on Washington. Planned on going up Caps Ridge, then heading over Gulfside to Lowe's Path & up Adams. Return via Israel Ridge, Gulfside, Cornice & Caps Ridge. About 10.5 miles in all. Caps Ridge was moderate compared to other trails in the Whites. Some difficult areas to scramble up but nothing too tough. At the top, there's some rock hopping to the summit but nothing out of the ordinary. The Cornice is a moderate trail skirting around the summit cone of Jefferson. Just a ton of more rock hopping. Definitely pick a good day to do any of the Presidentials as the cairns can be tough to find in poor visibility and weather is well-known to be very dangerous in the Presidentials. Gorgeous views altogether.


GuitarWIzard - Jun 27, 2002 10:15 am

Route Climbed: Northern Presidential Traverse - Gulfside/Jefferson Loop Date Climbed: 6/25/02  Sucess!

Third summit during the Northern Traverse.....going uphill seems to be getting much easier for some reason. In fact, I never thought I'd say it, but I'm starting to prefer it compared to descending....perhaps because the rocks are starting to beat the ever-living crap out of my knees. The Gulfside trail between Adams and Jefferson blows.

Since there's currently no mountain listing for Mt. Clay, I'll add that one under this....Mt. Clay was perhaps my favorite summit of the Northern Traverse. Gave outstanding views of Mt. Wahington, and the rest of the N. Presidentials. It was at this point where one really starts to get a feeling of accomplishment during the hike.


Josh - Apr 3, 2002 6:07 pm

Route Climbed: Various Date Climbed: Various, 1992-1998  Sucess!

I've been up Jefferson many times with many different people in many different seasons. I'm looking forward heading back to the Whites sometime.

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