Jiving and Wiggling on Jackson and Webster

Leaders
Kasun Waidyaratne (A coB), Kate Shulgina (B), Monika O'Shea (coB)
Program
Winter School
Type
Hiking
Trip level
B
Trip date
Sunday, January 23rd, 2022
Difficulty rating
Difficult
Prerequisites
Two >5 mile winter hikes with experience with layering in sub-freezing temperatures is required, plus experience on longer (8+ miles) 3-season hikes

Join us for a linear hike up Webster and Jackson above Crawford Notch! This hike will be 7 miles and 3100 ft elevation gain, and if all goes well, you will summit one NH 52 With a View AND one NH 4000 Footer.

After we set up our second car at our end point of the Highland Center, we'll start at the Webster Cliffs trailhead along Rt 302 and hike the Appalachian Trail up and along the Webster Cliffs, which require a few steeper sections to access but promise views at various intervals into Crawford Notch from the summit ledges. This southern approach to Webster is not nearly as common in the winter as the Jackson-Webster trail from the north, so if we have fresh snowfall on Saturday beforehand we may need to break trail Sunday in snowshoes, or even change the route to a loop from the Highland Center (6.5 miles, 2400 ft elev gain). After Webster, we will continue on to Jackson and then head down to the AMC Highland Center to grab some hot cocoa!


Signup

Algorithm
first-come, first-serve
Maximum participants
7
Signups opened at
Jan. 19, 2022, noon
Signups closed at
Jan. 20, 2022, 11:59 p.m.
Notes
  1. What is your prior experience with winter hiking? Please list previous winter hikes you've done in the past two years.
  2. What traction have you used in the winter?
  3. Do you own your own snowshoes, or would you need to rent from MITOC?
  4. Would you rather be magically forced to sing along to every song you hear, or dance along to every song you hear?
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