Come join us to hike Mt. Jackson, a 4000 footer named after Charles Jackson, a NH state geologist of the 19th century. We will hike via the Webster-Jackson Trail. The hike will be an out and back with a total mileage of 5.2 miles and the elevation gain will be 2,547 feet. Weather permitting we will have nice views. Book time is 4 hours, but we will go slightly slower than that. Note that we will go as fast as the slowest hiker. Some previous winter hiking experience needed. Boston Chapter AMC winter hiking program graduates are encouraged to join us on this hike. Join us on this excursion for good company.
Required winter hiking gear includes among other things: Microspikes or Hillsounds (no substitutes allowed), insulated winter boots, gaiters, waterproof layers, warm layers, gloves, hat, headlamp/flashlight, lunch/snacks, a minimum of 2 liters of water in nalgenes, etc. You should have crampons and snowshoes (a decision on whether we need those or not will be last minute and dependent on weather conditions). No cotton clothing.
Casey leads trips year around for the hiking/backpacking committee of the AMC Boston Chapter. He is heavily engaged in the H/B leadership and training programs such as Spring/Fall Leadership Training as well as our educational programs in the Spring and Winter Hiking Programs. Like other hikers that hike before sun up and after sun down and do 20+ miles, Casey likes to do the same only keep it under 10 miles :) He's experienced but not a speed daemon