Friday, September 8, 2017

High Winds and Heavy Fog on Jefferson, Plus Cairn Repair Work

Alex will have an account of this late Sunday night; in the meantime, I'm posting some photos here.

We had an excellent, windy, rainy, and worthwhile trip up Caps Ridge Trail to the summit of Jefferson last Monday (Labor Day).  From there, Alex navigated through the fog and wind around the sides of Clay and Washington to an area of cairn vandalism.  The three of us then joined the AMC's Pro Crew in rebuilding the destroyed cairns.  After three hours of building 7 or 8 cairns, we headed down Ammonoosuc Ravine Trail to the Cog parking area and caught a ride from two kind hikers back to our car on Jefferson Notch Road.  Good times.












The wind was so fierce the Cog had to stop running.

Area of our trail work



"Before" photo

"After" photo


Heading down to the hut, then down Ammo

Gem Pool on the way out

1 comment:

Canyon Hiker said...

Nice work! Just missed you, as we were on Jackson on the 9th, Eisenhower, Monroe, Washington and Clay the next two days.