Mt. Jefferson via Castle Trail

Leaders
Emi Lutz (B coC), Osman Ahsen (C), Tyler Toth (B coC S)
Program
Winter School
Type
Hiking
Trip level
C
Trip date
Sunday, January 23rd, 2022
Difficulty rating
Difficult
Prerequisites
Above treeline winter hiking experience; good physical fitness

Join us for a challenging, beautiful hike up Mt. Jefferson with lots of above treeline exposure. We will go up the Castle Trail, go above treeline, and summit Mt. Jefferson. If time and weather permit, we will explore the snowfields between Jefferson and Adams before looping back to the Castle Trail. The trip is 11 miles long (~3 miles above treeline) with ~4800 ft of elevation gain. There will be steep uphill and downhill in difficult snowfields.

We will be wearing crampons and carrying an ice axe for the majority of the trip, so this can be a good opportunity to gain good crampon experience.

To join this trip, you need previous above treeline winter hiking experience and good physical fitness.

The mandatory pre-trip meeting is at 6:15pm on Thursday at the MITOC office.


Signup

Algorithm
first-come, first-serve
Maximum participants
5
Signups opened at
Jan. 19, 2022, noon
Signups closed at
Jan. 20, 2022, 11:59 p.m.
Notes
  1. What is your above treeline experience?
  2. Have you used crampons before?
Signups for this trip are closed.