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23 September 2016

Loop Hike to Mt. Webster and Mt. Jackson

INTRODUCTION:

This is a short and simple report about a short and simple counterclockwise loop-hike done in mid-September 2016 in New Hampshire's White Mountains.  Mt. Webster (3,910 ft) was my first destination, followed by Mt. Jackson (4,052 ft). The total mileage was 6.5 miles, with an elevation gain of 2,876 ft.

My route is depicted on the map presented below.

The route taken for this hike is highlighted in yellow.
The trails used for this hike have been around for over 100 years.  Trails to the summits of Mts. Webster and Jackson were cut in the early 1890s.  And several years later (around 1912), a trail was cut to connect Mt. Webster and Mt. Jackson.

PHOTOS:

The well-used Webster-Jackson Trail
Looking southward from Mt. Webster where the pointy peak of Mt. Chocorua is seen on distant horizon at center of this vista.
An "in-your-face" view of the Willey Range located directly across from Mt. Webster
From Mt. Webster, I could view my next destination, Mt. Jackson (just right of center).  It looks rather scrawny compared to the higher Presidential Range peaks behind it.
A northward view from summit of Mt. Jackson
Photo shows zoomed view of other peaks in Presidential Range (as seen from summit of Mt. Jackson).  The unmistakable image of Mt. Washington is seen at far right.
There is a bit of steepness on the ascent/descent of Mt. Jackson's summit!
Lots of these colorful little guys were seen all along the route.


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