We started our hike up the Jackson-Webster Trail around noon which meant we saw a couple dozen people finishing up on our way up, but had most of the mountain to ourselves after that.
Bugle Cliff is a great lookout. It’s great motivation to see how high up you got in such little time.
After many movie references I didn’t get we were about to summit. Keith (below) moving too fast to capture on camera 😉
|Gossamer Gear Kumo pack on the summit|
One of the best views of the Southern Presidentials and only 2.6 miles to the summit!
Jackson is one of the peaks you are almost guaranteed to find some grey jays to feed. Knowing this, I packed some trail mix so Keith and Brett could experience it for themselves!
Both Keith and Brett agreed this was their favorite hike so far. It may have been those Gray Jays, but they both loved the variety of the terrain and views. The trail has a mix of steep sections and then levels out just when you need a break. There were interesting mushrooms and fungus, lookouts, and summit views that were good enough to (almost) forget about the bugs!
|Heading down the rock slabs|
After we completed the hike we were ready for some burgers at Moat Mountain. Another great day in the woods!
Last modified: September 2, 2017
Allison, feeding the Grey Jays is a “no, NO” among hikers.
I agree about leaving most animals be, but we feed wild birds using bird feeders. I don’t seem the harm unless you feed them things like cheese-its like I have seen some do. I offered plain cashews and had a fun experience.
I’ve never met a hiker that says it’s a no-no to feed Gray Jays. There’s nothing wrong with it.
The Gray Jays say it’s a “Yes! Yes!”
At this point, it’s almost a NO-NO not to feed them, as they’ve become so use to it