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    Mt. Jackson Loop Hike – 4,050′ – Flags on the 48

    Via the Webster-Jackson Trail – Mt. Webster Branch Trail –
    Webster Cliff Trail – Webster Jackson Branch Trail

    Meeting:
    Meeting at McDonalds in Lincoln at 7:15
    or – Crawford Depot on Rt 302 at 8:15

    Hike:
    Webster-Jackson Trail (.1 mi. south of Crawford Depot)
    to Mt Webster/Jackson Fork, (1.4 mi, 1 hr 10 min)
    to Webster Cliff Trail, (2.4 mi, 2 hr 15 min) (AMC)
    to summit of Mt. Webster (2.5 mi, 2 hr 20 min)
    to Summit of Mt. Jackson (3.9 mi, 3 hr 10. min)

    Hike down Jackson Branch trail to 302, ( 2.6 mi, 2 hr 25 min)

    Please note many brook crossings!

    David Cormier (peak coordinator)
    603.305.7921
    david_cormier@raytheon.com

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    Thank you all for volunteering to participate in this year’s Flags on the 48 Memorial Hike.

    Just a reminder and update on our hike up Mount Jackson. Our current plan is to start up the trail head at approximately 8:30 AM. It will take us about 3 hours and 10 minutes to get to the summit (there are some steep sections). We’ll spend 2 hours flying the flag from noon until 2 PM. The hike back down to the trail head will take about 2.5 hours. This is a loop hike, so we will be taking a different trail down than we go up. The ascent will take us over Mount Webster (3910′) via the Webster Cliff Trail then to the summit of Mount Jackson (4052′). There are a number of side paths on the way up that lead to some nice ledges (Elephant Head Spur, Bugle Cliff…) that afford excellent views – we’ll take some time to visit these. The descent down will be via Jackson Branch trail out to the trail head.

    We have two alternate meeting places. You can meet us at 7:15, McDonald’s parking lot in Lincoln NH or at 8:15 on US 302, in the parking lot south of the information center (Crawford Depot).
    Let me know what you decide and we’ll be looking for you.

    Below are directions to McDonalds and Crawford Notch Depot.

    Driving directions:

    McDonald’s parking lot 7:15 AM:

    McDonald’s parking lot, Lincoln NH, Rt 112, 7:15 AM, Saturday Sept. 12.
    Exit 32 off 93 North, Left at end of ramp – McDonalds is on your right.
    From there we will drive to the trail head on 302, Crawford Depot.
    (50 minutes)

    Crawford Notch Depot – Rt 302 south parking lot 8:15 AM:
    Route 93 North through Franconia Notch Parkway past Cannon Mountain.
    Once you go by Cannon and Echo Lake on your left – take exit 35; Route 3 North
    At the Junction of 302/115 take right onto 302 south east. Go past Bretton Woods ski area – Crawford Depot/information center on your right.

    Please keep in mind that there are several river crossings that could be difficult at high water. Pack alternate footwear for these crossings such as sandals or water shoes. Also, remember to pack warm cloths for the summit, water, snacks and a lunch. The hike up and down plus 2 hours flying the flags will take us approximately 8 hours. Plan accordingly.

    Call me or send me an e-mail with any questions.

    Regards,

    David Cormier
    603.305.7921
    david_cormier@raytheon.com

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