Ascent of Mount Moosilauke-South Summit on 2011-06-26

Climber: Dan Quinlan

Date:Sunday, June 26, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Moosilauke-South Summit
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:4523 ft / 1378 m

Ascent Trip Report

The 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 Summit 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
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Drizzle, Cool, Calm, Low Clouds
Ascent Statistics
    Route:Gorge Trail, Carrige Road, Snapper Trail
Descent Statistics
Ascent Part of Trip: Moosilauke

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Mount Moosilauke2011-06-262600 ft / 792 m
2Mount Moosilauke-South Summit2011-06-26 
Total Trip Gain: 2600 ft / 792 m

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