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  • Caps Ridge Trail

    Jefferson Notch Road, Jefferson, NH (map)

    44.351742 -71.389459

  • Blue/Grey Chevy pick up truck NH[masked]
  • This group is for hikers aged 50-70+(most of us are 55-65)  who haven't given up on their love of hiking and being in nature despite their age or level of physical conditioning. We hike at a pace 50% slower than the AMC Trailguide book time.Hike ratings:easy,moderate,strenuous,very strenuous.We start as a group,we hike as a group and we end as a group. There are three other hiking Meetup groups if you want a faster pace or more challenging hikes (The New England Hiking Meetup, 4 Seasons Hiking Group, New England Over 40 Hiking Group). The hiking Meetup group,(Fellowship of the Tortoise) does easier,slower paced hikes than this group. Our goal is to stay fit while enjoying the camaraderie of hikers who have similar skills and goals.If you click on the PAGES button on the home page,there is a Summer Hiking Gear List. This is a dog free hiking group.Everybody must join the group to be on a hike.

    Trailhead:NOTE THE 9AM START TIME! Take I93 north to exit 35,take US3 north,make a right onto US302,make a left onto Cog Railway Base Road,make a left onto Jefferson Notch Road,Caps Ridge Trail Parking Lot on right.The group will hike the Caps Ridge Trail to the summit of Mount Jefferson (5712'). Above treeline hiking for one half of the hike,summit views of the Presidentials.This is a steep and rough trail with numerous ledges that require rock scrambling. 5 miles round trip,2700 feet elevation gain, AMC booktime 4.5 hours, 7 hours estimated time for our group. ---Steve----

    Disclaimer: As a condition of your voluntary participation in this activity you acknowledge and agree to the following: this activity involves inherent risks that can cause property damage, injury, illness, disability, and/or death to participants and/or others; you assume all risk associated with this activity; you are responsible for having the necessary knowledge, skills, abilities, clothing, and equipment to safely participate in this activity; you know and will follow the Hiker Responsibility Code described at; the leader(s) of this activity are volunteers; and you release, hold harmless, and indemnify the leader(s) and all members of this group from any and all claims for property damage, injury, illness, disability, and/or death - including those caused by negligence and/or other reasons.



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  • Louise A. J.

    I am coming from Portland and would like to carpool if anyone is coming from this area

    1 · July 15, 2013

    • Eric S.

      Well, I'd like to meet around 6 AM at the park and ride. Only potential fly in the ointment is the weather. Still looks like a strong cold front with showers and thunderstorms Saturday...followed by a building surface high and drier less humid weather for Sunday. The best case scenario for Saturday would be the upper ridge weakening sooner rather than later. That would get the front through early enough for a nice day Saturday. At this point, it could still happen.

      July 15, 2013

    • Louise A. J.

      Looks like we are on a weather alert so if it is still a go then 6 it is
      Will be in touch again

      July 16, 2013

  • Jan W.

    Hi, I just found your group and am new to joining. Won't be able to meet for this hike but am looking forward to future ones. thank you...jan

    July 16, 2013

  • Denise

    Looking forward to this steep climb---I was orginally scheduled for a 3 peak presidential traverse ;but after some deep reflection I decided I am closer to 50 then 40, and do not want to get injured with a quick pace advanced climb, so I am hoping all in the over 50 group will welcome me again to hike 1 peak up Jefferson with this all of you friendly hikers :)

    July 15, 2013

  • Ernie R.

    Next time for sure, Beauty and the Beast Jr. with 3 yr. old grand daughter on Saturday.

    July 15, 2013

  • Judy M.

    See you on the next hike?

    July 14, 2013

  • Sue N.

    heading up Chocorua - let's hope the storms stay away for all of us.

    July 14, 2013

  • Dave W

    I live in Westford MA and looking to carpool with anyone near Westford or along the way - Lowell, Nashua, Manchester

    July 14, 2013

  • Diane A.

    Really hope to make this. It's been on my "would like to do" list for several years.

    July 6, 2013

  • Judy M.


    June 23, 2013


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