Ascent of Mount Moosilauke on 2011-06-26
|Date:||Sunday, June 26, 2011|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Location:||USA-New Hampshire|
| Elevation:||4802 ft / 1463 m|
Ascent Trip ReportThe weather was 'supposed' to clear up today so Kaekae and I headed to Mt. Moosilauke for the day.
We started up the Gorge Trail at 10 am, the area was still pretty cloudy/foggy but we had hopes it would clear up by the time we got to the summit. We were ready for the 'steep' part on the Gorge trail but found the trail was quite different than that what my Garmin Topos had predicted. At 3300' the trail branched away from the gorge and took a much more gradual way to the peak.
We reached the peak at 12:20 where we enjoyed lunch in one of the many 'rock shelters'. Then we found the nearby geocache, photographed the Survey Disk and Triangle disk and headed to South Peak at around 1pm. The clouds never lifted, so we really had no views, but it was a great hike none the less.
The carriage trail is indeed wide and very rocky. Reached South Peak where we also saw nothing but clouds, and found the geocache that was there and then headed down.
We continued down the carriage trail to the Snapper trail. Reached our car at 3pm.
Although the weather never turned 'nice' (at least it didn't rain) we had a great hike.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||2600 ft / 792 m|
| Quality:||5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail|
| Gear Used:||Ski Poles|
| Weather:||Drizzle, Cool, Calm, Low Clouds|
Somewhat damp, the clouds never cleared
| Gain on way in:||2600 ft / 792 m|
| Distance:||8 mi / 12.9 km|
| Route:||Gorge Trail, Carrige Road, Snapper Trail|
| Start Trailhead:||Gorge Trail 2202 ft / 671 m|
| Time:||5 Hours 0 Minutes|
|Ascent Part of Trip: Moosilauke|
Complete Trip Sequence:
Total Trip Gain: 2600 ft / 792 m
|GPS Data for Ascent/Trip|
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