Ascent of Mount Moriah on 2012-03-11

Climber: Ryan Aschbrenner

Date:Sunday, March 11, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Moriah
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:4049 ft / 1234 m

Ascent Trip Report

I 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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