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    Webster-Jackson Trail

    Crawford Notch State Park, New Hampshire
    Elevation Gain1,184ft
    Trailhead Elevation1,910ft
    Elevation Min/Max1910/2782ft
    Elevation Start/End1910/1910ft

    Webster-Jackson Trail

    Webster-Jackson Trail is a hiking trail in Coös County and Carroll County, New Hampshire. It is within White Mountain National Forest and Crawford Notch State Park. It is 1.3 miles long and begins at 1,910 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 2.6 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,184 feet. The Webster Jackson Trailhead parking is near the trailhead. The Bugle Cliff viewpoint can be seen along the trail. This trail connects with the following: Webster-Jackson Trail (Mount Webster Branch) and Webster-Jackson Trail (Mount Jackson Branch).
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    Cedarville, MA
    Pathfinder | 60 pts
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    The day before this trip we had hiked up Zealand in gorgeous conditions. The next morning, not so much. In the Carrigain Trail Head Parking lot we met a hiker with vanity plates on his car that stated he was a MtnClmbr. Hmmm.... so I told him that we were headed off to do Jackson, Pierce and Eisenhower in a few minutes and he stated frankly that we were bordering on poor judgment. It was gusting to 100 miles per hour and the wind he said was a steady 50 to 60 on the summits.

    Hmmmmm.... again.

    Well after confirming he was correct we headed up the Webster Jackson trail. It was great. Made the summit in fine style. Wind blowing like promised and freezing cold at -10 below with the wind chill. But just great. Went from Jackson down to Mizpah Spring Hut and had a bite to eat. Some good ol' boy had toted up a minikeg to the cabin of New Castle Ale and was more that willing to share. So that was nice.

    We then ventured back out to get the summit of Pierce which was an easy and enjoyable hike. But once on Pierce, and looking over at Eisenhower all of the early warnings from folks about hiking that summit in these conditions were lost upon us. Away we went from Pierce towards Eisenhower. It was 4:00 and we gave ourselves a cut off time of 5:30 to get to the summit and snap some evidence and head back. And that is what we did. What a great day hike and the cold only made it that much more rewarding. So always be prepared, but Carpe Diem on those less than perfect days that have a way of becoming perfect. Happy Hiking Duncan and Angus.
    Salem, NH
    Adventurer | 223 pts
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    A 7 mile loop on 2 peaks. steady incline the whole way. A great long day.

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    Crawford Notch State Park
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