Ascent of Mount Webster on 2010-09-05

Climber: Thomas Carlile

Date:Sunday, September 5, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Webster
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:3910 ft / 1191 m

Ascent Trip Report

We set off from the summit of Mount Jackson down the Webster Cliff Trail. The first section was a steep, rocky scramble down. However as soon as the trail entered the trees it flattened out, and remained relatively flat for most of the distance, save a small amount of elevation gain to reach the summit of Mount Webster. The trail was surrounded on either side by short trees and vegetation, and was grassy in some of the wetter spots, which were traversed by boards.

The Webster summit was cold and windy, and we felt a few drops of rain. There were great views of the Willey Range across the notch. We spent a few minutes at the summit, and then descended to a less windy spot and had lunch.

The hike down the Webster Branch Trail was similar to the Jackson Branch Trail, rocky and steep in places. There was a nice waterfall and pool right before the junction with the Jackson Branch Trail. We continued down the Webster-Jackson Trail back to the trailhead.

Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:160 ft / 48 m
    Total Elevation Loss:2010 ft / 612 m
    Round-Trip Distance:2.6 mi / 4.2 km
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Scramble
    Weather:Cool, Very Windy, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:160 ft / 48 m
    Distance:0.3 mi / 0.5 km
    Route:Webster Cliff Trail
    Start Trailhead:Jackson Webster Col  3750 ft / 1143 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:2010 ft / 612 m
    Distance:2.3 mi / 3.7 km
    Route:Webster to Jackson-Webster
    End Trailhead:Jackson Webster Trailhead  1900 ft / 579 m
    Time:1 Hours 35 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: Jackson-Webster 2010

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Mount Jackson2010-09-052152 ft / 656 m
2Mount Webster2010-09-05160 ft / 49 m
Total Trip Gain: 2312 ft / 705 m    Total Trip Loss: 2312 ft / 705 m

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