Saturday, Oct 08, 2022 8:30a -

Alewife(Cambridge, MA 02140, USA)
Cambridge, MA 02140

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Bag three 5000 footers in the Presidential range in a day - Mount Jefferson (5660 ft), Mount Adams (5774 ft) and Mount Madison (5315 ft)!

Plan** is to do the Caps Ridge Trail up to Mt. Jefferson. This is a steep trail, and requires a few scrambles over ledges, i.e. the caps, on the way up that have some exposure so it is not for the faint of heart. This 2.5 mile trail is the shortest route up to the summit of Jefferson and starts from the highest starting point in the Whites at Jefferson's Notch. From there we will follow the ridge above treeline all the way to Mt. Adams using the Gulfside Trail. After enjoying the 360 views from up there we will go down to the Madison Spring hut via the Star lake trail. Here we will break for lunch (you can also buy WARM food from the hut, if open). After that we continue on the Gulfside trail to the summit of Mount Madison, which will complete our ascents for the day! After spending sometime at the top, soaking in the views we will double back down the way we came and stick to the Gulfside trail and the Cornice path to avoid climbing Jefferson a 2nd time, as well as avoid a portion of the caps ridge trail (All trails link provided below).

The hike is over a lot of ledges and continuously above treeline. So if we have rainy weather on the day of the hike or 24h leading up to it we will likely have to reschedule.

Distance: 10.2 miles

Elevation gain: 5837 ft

Rating: Hard to Strenuous

Gear: (Required)

* Hiking/trail running shoes - absolutely no sneakers

* 3 liters of water (refill at Madison Spring hut)

* Snack and food

* Backpack to hold your stuff

* Non cotton layers, hat, gloves (it's gonna be chilly up top!)

* Electrolytes

* Rain/Wind Gear

* Emergency supplies (first aid, knife, Ibuprofen, etc)

* Map of the hike (All trials link provided below)

* Sunscreen and bug spray

* Headlamp with extra batteries

* Trekking poles (optional but recommended)

* Extra clothing in case you get wet (weather dependent)

All Trails maps:

Caps ridge trail up Jefferson, Adams and Madison: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/new-hampshire/mount-jefferson-adams-and-madison-trail

**If the driver situation allows, we can consider doing this hike as a point to point instead, ending at the Appalachia lot!



This is not a beginner hike so please don't make this your first trip up the white mountains. You must be in good shape and have confidence in finishing. Recent hiking experience required so, for those who I haven't hiked with me ever, please mention your prior 4000 footer experience in the comments section before signing up. If I have hiked with you before or your Ridj-it profile has a decent list of White Mountain experience then feel free to sign up directly. You must have the supplies above or you will be turned away before leaving the carpool spot. You are responsible for having a map of this hike; this is not a guided hike. You are joining like-minded enthusiasts and are responsible for your own safety and preparedness. Beyond that, let's make this a memorable trip, with good weather and probably dinner after!

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10/08/2022 08:30:00 10/08/2022 18:30:00 America/New_York JAMboree (Jefferson, Adams, & Madison) <p>Bag three 5000 footers in the Presidential range in a day - Mount Jefferson (5660 ft), Mount Adams (5774 ft) and Mount Madison (5315 ft)!</p><p><br></p><p>Plan** is to do the Caps Ridge Trail up... Alewife, Cambridge, MA 02140 false MM/DD/YYYY

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