Ascent of Mount Moriah on 2011-06-26

Climber: Karine Thate

Date:Sunday, June 26, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Moriah
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:4049 ft / 1234 m

Ascent Trip Report

Carter-Moriah range traverse in a day! With questionable weather, we decided to go North to South to avoid the potentially wet scramble up Wildcat E and avoid the slipper descent off North Carter. Wise choice as this was the way to go even with an extra 1000 feet of elevation. Small group - Al, Marta, Ashley, Jeff and I. Again, we were fast! Weather held out and clouds came and went all day - but we had some nice views in many spots. This is a very pretty trail - especially up Moriah and over the Carters. The gentle climb up Carter Dome is gentler than I remember and the descent down to the hut wasn't too bad. Heading up to Wildcat E was steep and unrelenting, but we made it in good time - we were more than hour ahead of schedule at this point. A little drizzle as we hiked the Wildcats made the rocks slippery but we made it to D and enjoyed some incredible views of the clouds around Washington. Almost eaten alive by bugs on the descent of Polecat - but we made it. and Finished the day in 11.5 hours.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:8500 ft / 2591 m
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:8500 ft / 2591 m
    Extra Loss:5251 ft / 1600 m
    Distance:20 mi / 32.2 km
    Trailhead:800 ft / 243 m
Descent Statistics

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