Mt Jefferson 8/25/2017 with Chad

As Chad and I approached the Presidential Range at 8am Friday morning the mountain summits were all covered in a veil of clouds.  Not a very thick one though because you could see the towers poking up through the clouds on Mt Washington.  It was forecast to be a nice day so we were hoping that the clouds would burn off and we might get some great views by the time we reached the summit.

We choose the Caps Ridge Trail which is  the quickest route up to the 5712ft summit of Mt Jefferson.  We enjoyed the sites along the way




At about 4000 ft Elevation we entered into the clouds.  And it was pretty windy and chilly from there up to the summit, at one point it started raining and the rocky trail became very slick.



At the summit it was in and out of the clouds with a brief flash of blue sky every now and then.  I grabbed a rock for my 48 collection and we headed back down the ridge of caps.