Ascent of Mount Moosilauke on 2012-09-22

Climber: Isaiah Knight

Others in Party:Gerrick Vachon
Date:Saturday, September 22, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Mount Moosilauke
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:4802 ft / 1463 m

Ascent Trip Report

this was my my first hike during the duration of school, my buddy and i decided to hike up this mountain because it was so close to my school (Plymouth State). We set off at 9:30 am and summited around 12:30, It started out as a gradual incline, then once you hit the Cascades (which were beautiful i might add) it starts to get steep. It wasn't super bad but it rained a few days back so the rocks where a bit slick. So if you are coming up the Beaver brook trail watch out for those slippery rocks. It wasn't a far hike into the summit there was a few shelter areas which i thought was pretty neat. also if you have time and are just out bagging peaks go out and bag (blue, Jim, and waternomee) there really close and worth it. the summit had a fantastic view! there was a 1/2 mile open ridge 360 degree view until the summit, there are some great trails up this hike and i would love to do it again, great waterfalls/cascades, great view, great trail, shelters, cant beat it. overall i would say this is a bit harder than some might expect, be aware of the map for some they say it is rugged in some spots, don't take this lightly be aware and watch your footing. i wouldn't however recommend this to beginner hikers i would say its more mid level/ mid experience type but hey anyone can do it if they take there time... after all one more down for the 4,000 footers!
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2988 ft / 910 m
    Round-Trip Distance:8.8 mi / 14.2 km
    Route:Road/Beaver Brook Trail
    Trailhead:Lost River Gorge Parking  1814 ft / 552 m
    Grade/Class:Class 1
    Quality:7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Stream Ford, Scramble, Exposed Scramble
    Gear Used:
Hut Camp
    Weather:Cool, Windy, Partly Cloudy
Low 60's Breezy
Ascent Statistics
    Time:2 Hours 50 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:2 Hours 

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