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Lowe's Garage

Jefferson via Gray Knob

We'll backpack to Gray Knob early Saturday morning to grab some bunk (floor) space. Sunday we'll attempt to summit Jefferson prior to descending back to Lowe's Store.

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Jefferson via Gray Knob
Jefferson via Gray Knob

Time & Location

Mar 09, 2018, 9:00 PM – Mar 11, 2018, 4:00 PM

Lowe's Garage, US-2, Randolph, NH 03593, USA

About the event

About the event:

Hike Location: Lowes Garage, Randolph, NH

Cost: See ticket options

Type: Overnight Backpacking

Children: youth age 14-17 must be accompanied by parent or guardian

Note: If you do not need hostel lodging Friday night, let me know and I'll refund you

You should have:

  • Signed Participant Waiver
  • Map of Presidential Range - Note: you need this map or similar, otherwise you will need to buy one for $10
  • Permission slip for those under 18
  • Driving directions to Notch Hostel
  • Driving directions to Lowes Garage
  • Talent release form (for anyone who hasn’t completed one)
  • You also need typical winter backpacking gear and the items specifically mentioned below

Note: you do not need a tent, but you need cooking gear (including stove) for this trip​

​You should be familiar with:

Note: All times approximate, itinerary subject to change.

​Note: There is limited heat in Gray Knob.

Friday Night

  • We will stay at the Notch Hostel in N Woodstock
  • Expect to arrive before 9pm (end of check-in)
  • We may go out for something to eat after checking in (optional)

Saturday Morning

  • 6:30am @ Lowes Garage (GPS: 44.302171, -71.220856)
  • Trails: Lowes Path
  • Distance: ~3.3 miles
  • Elevation Gain: ~3,000’
  • High Point: 4,375' (Gray Knob)
  • Hiking Time: 3½ hours

Saturday Afternoon (optional)

  • We may attempt Adams, and/or explore the area
  • 12:30pm @ Gray Knob
  • Trails: Lowes Path
  • Distance: ~3 miles (or more)
  • Elevation Gain: ~1,400'
  • High Point: 5,799’ (Mt Adams)
  • Hiking Time: 2½ hours

​Sunday Morning

  • 7am @ Gray Knob
  • Trails: Gray Knob, Randolph Path, Gulfside, Jefferson Loop
  • Distance: ~5.2 miles (or more)
  • Elevation Gain: ~1,400'
  • High Point: 5,716' (Mt Jefferson)
  • Hiking Time: 3½ hours

Sunday Afternoon

  • noon (or later) @ Gray Knob
  • Trails: Lowes Path
  • Distance: ~3.3 miles
  • Elevation Gain: N/A
  • High Point: N/A
  • Hiking Time: 2 hours

​Equipment:

  • Typical winter hiking gear, including:
  • Snowshoes
  • Traction (crampons)
  • 0°F (a 10-15F may work) sleeping bag
  • You will need to bring one breakfast and dinner and two lunches

Remember: we're only really backpacking the 3.3 miles to Gray Knob and back. All the other hikes will be 'day' hikes, but under winter conditions.

​* Microspikes are not recommended for this trip. If you arrive and conditions warrant crampons, then you will not be able to participate and not receive any refund.

Tickets

  • Non-member Ticket

    If you are not a dues-paying OAC member. Request a $30 refund if you do not need the hostel Friday night

    $70.00
    Sale ended

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