Ascent of Mount Moosilauke on 2019-07-07

Climber: Map Man

Date:Sunday, July 7, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Moosilauke
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:4802 ft / 1463 m

Ascent Trip Report

First time trying the Beaver Brook Trail. So much more scenic than Gorge Brook Trail. First crossing of Beaver Brook looked like it recently flooded. It might be difficult in high water, but you could easily bushwhack around it to the next crossing. The beginning of the trail is pretty easy, but once you get to the cascades, it goes up nonstop. The cascades were fantastic and seemed to go on forever. Definitely one of the most scenic trails in the Whites. Each cascade was impressive in different ways, and some had nice views over the rocky brook bed. The trail makes an exhilarating climb alongside them, climbing up extremely steep stone staircases and ledges on wooden steps and iron rungs. Even after the trail leaves Beaver Brook, it remains just as steep. At the junction with Asquam Ridge Trail, we took a short side trip to visit Mt. Jim, a peak on the mysterious "YMCA Alpine Club 100" list. There was a good view of the Moosilauke summit from a blowdown patch on the way up. The summit is forested and reached by a short herd path off the main trail. The Beaver Brook Trail past the junction was much less steep. There were some nice views as it crosses the top of Jobildunk Ravine and climbs Mt. Blue. We also decided to summit Mt. Blue for fun as we passed by, since there was a clear herd path all the way to the summit. It was less exciting than Jim and had no summit markers. The descent to the col after Mt. Blue seemed long and more than just 200 feet down. On the way, there were more nice views from a ledgy knob. The final ascent to the summit was not too hard. The summit was pretty crowded as usual. It was amazingly clear today - we could see the Uncanoonucs in southern NH.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3432 ft / 1045 m
    Total Elevation Loss:3432 ft / 1045 m
    Round-Trip Distance:8.6 mi / 13.8 km
    Quality:10 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:3312 ft / 1009 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 2932 ft / 894 m; Extra: 380 ft / 115m
    Loss on way in:380 ft / 115 m
    Distance:4.8 mi / 7.7 km
    Route:Beaver Brook Tr
    Start Trailhead:Kinsman Notch  1870 ft / 569 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:3052 ft / 930 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 2932 ft / 894 m; Extra: 120 ft / 36m
    Gain on way out:120 ft / 36 m
    Distance:3.8 mi / 6.1 km
    Route:Beaver Brook Tr
    End Trailhead:Kinsman Notch  1870 ft / 569 m
Ascent Part of Trip: Moosilauke via Beaver Brooik

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Mount Jim2019-07-07 a 
2Mount Blue2019-07-07 b 
3Mount Moosilauke2019-07-07 c3432 ft / 1046 m
Total Trip Gain: 3432 ft / 1046 m    Total Trip Loss: 3432 ft / 1046 m
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