Hiking from Jefferson Notch to Mt Washington Summit

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This one-day, 12-hour (excluding 8 hours travel time from home) hiking experience showcases the great natural beauty of the tallest mountain in New England. Uphill from Jefferson notch to Jefferson Summit to Cave-mountain to the summit of Mt Washington, and down through Crawford Path and Mt. Eisenhower to Crawford notch, this 15-mile long unique trail was a perfect getaway to leave the stress of the world behind and get lost in the serenity of nature.

The hiking team: Purushottam P, Bijay G, Tika M, Ishwar K, Puspa D/K!, Sanjay G
Experienced in hiking- Purushottam, Bijay, Tika, Ishwar
Conditioned (with regular work out), but not experienced in hiking-Puspa
Unconditioned with no hiking experience- Sanjay. The last time I remember going for hiking was more than 10 years ago in Shivapuri danda. As I look back, and try to recall a few things about the experience then (the geography, the people I went with, and the hiking trails), I was astonished to find myself in a position that I remember very few things. The experiences I’ve forgotten are lost to time. However, this time this won’t be the case- we had a near professional photographer- Tika.

Normal early morning start at 5 in the morning, a nice heavy breakfast at McDonald’s at 7, and ready to hit the trails by 9. The weather could not be better. Clear, warm day Headed north uphill from Jefferson notch…

I was new to the area and fully unfamiliar with hiking on the rocky terrain. Other end of the spectrum, full of confidence and stories of earlier experiences, Purush was the source of motivation- Unfolding a map from his pocket, he says-“look here, it’s a piece of cake. Keep heading up and we will finish this in no time. But, watch the weather, it is very unpredictable, one moment rain and another moment sunshine”.

The plan, trail and the destination
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Big Mac for the road?

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The Presidential range

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It’s not fall yet….

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All set …

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The team – photographer

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Road to bliss is filled with thorns and rocks…

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Rocky Mountain – NE Version

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Anyone for rock climbing?

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The rock climbers…

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kuhiro?

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I am first here……

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me second

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third and fourth?

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a silver lining behind any dark cloud

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kalo kalo rel ko dhuwa……… in the background

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How do I look?

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follow me boys

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good boy…

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dai…..

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can you see the silver lining?

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Time for a break

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will be fun kicking that rocky arrangement

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getting cold here

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follow the doc

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Where we headed next Mr. guide?

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down this road boys….

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let’s goooooo

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The Ghimires

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wassup Doc?

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still no rain……

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and then we held hands………..

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Puspa knows where we going…….

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The Khatiwadas……….

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wait doc…..it’s pic time

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The cog rail……..oh and the doc too

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heading down……

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need “safa – rel” here

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just another half mile to go

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the cog-rail track
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Tika the conquerer

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almost there……..

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is it a toy train?

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We did it dear…..

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Tika leading the way….

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And then there was no where to go…….

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except down……..

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The Japanese Rock garden?

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I doubt if the water is deep enough for this canoe……

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let’s head down…….

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and there we go….

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can we drink this water?

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some greenery here at last

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the road less travelled

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kahaja time again

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goreto………

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guys…. mushroom …..

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where are we headed?

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little dam

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No reservations?

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you need a bigger water bottle…

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and then we pose again

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and again

5 U 5 = 6
Parking Lot finally

Hiking from Jefferson Notch to Mt Washington Summit was last modified: July 2nd, 2015 by Administrator
 

Blog Comments

  1. A picture speaks thousand words

    A picture speaks thousand words, so need of description, thanks Tika for posting this beautiful pictureaque activities.

  2. Superb

    Superb pictures, and scenes. The railway track at such a height is certainly worth noting. The Arrows and guies on the track need to be implemented in Nepal too for all hiking routes. We also need such a lodging and fooding shelter and camps in nepal as well. that is what we have to learn. YUM YUM Mcdonadls

  3. AshishP

    It would have been really good , if there were captions for the photos. Couldn’t get anything from plain photos.

    Anyways nice pics.

  4. Paul

    The hiking pics looks just great. Compared to places in Nepal where you have pine forest and tall trees everywhere, this hiking in the rocky terrain must be completely different.
    I would love to be in such place under the open sky.

    And it’s good to see hiking features from D2US too.

    And yes, it would have been better had above pictures been captioned. We could know our D2 colleagues there. :lol:

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