Ascent of Mount Moriah on 2012-03-11
|Date:||Sunday, March 11, 2012|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Location:||USA-New Hampshire|
| Elevation:||4049 ft / 1234 m|
Ascent Trip ReportI hiked out-and-back from Route 16 to Mt. Moriah along the Stony Brook Trail and part of the Carter-Moriah Trail.
This was a beautiful day for winter hiking. It was pleasantly warm, and I barely saw a cloud in the sky all day. At the summit of Moriah, there was barely a breath of wind, and the warming sunshine made it attractive to stay for a long time. It almost felt like beach weather, despite the snow on the ground.
I was impressed by the view, which is highlighted by the north Presidentials. This was a good vantage point for viewing those peaks, and I think that by itself is enough of a reason to visit Moriah.
There was quite a large group at the summit when I arrived. It looked like Ed H. and friends also chose this hike today. They seemed like a friendly bunch.
|Summary Total Data|
| Elevation Gain:||3129 ft / 954 m|
| Route:||Stony Brook & Carter-Moriah Trail|
| Trailhead:||920 ft / 280 m|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail, Snow on Ground|
| Gear Used:||Crampons, Ski Poles|
| Weather:||Pleasant, Calm, Clear|
Great conditions for winter hiking
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