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Ascent of Mount Moosilauke on 2010-06-26

Climber: Peter Grealish

Others in Party:4 Seasons Hiking Meetup group. John Lane
Diane Mancino & 16 others
Date:Saturday, June 26, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Moosilauke
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:4802 ft / 1463 m

Ascent Trip Report

Supposed to be a full moon hike to see the sunset & moonrise from Moosliauke and then hike down in the moonlight. Driving up from Massachusetts was overcast but as an eternal optimist, especaily regarding fog, I thought...it'll burn off....ya it'll burn off and we'll have great views. We left the trailhead at 5:15 PM, got caught in a couple of rain showers. The fog/clouds never did burn off and because it was Moosilauke i.e., very windy and overcast/fog with no views at the summit, I didn't eat anything except for a powerbar and a handful of gorp. I paid the price and my body shut down about 1/2 mile from the trailhead. A 10 minute rest and a 50 mg Hammer Nutrition Espresso Endurance Gel and I was fully recovered.

The most incredible thing I saw on this hike was a huge white moth about 5 inches long with a wing span of 8 inches that was drawn to our head lamps about midnight. At first I thought it was a dove. The moth flew in and around our group of 4 for a couple of minutes and then we lost sight of it.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:3312 ft / 1009 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Drizzle, Cool, Windy, Low Clouds
started as overcast, then showers, fog & wind at summit
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:3312 ft / 1009 m
    Route:Glencliff Trail, Carriage Rd Trail
    Trailhead:Glencliff trailhead  1490 ft / 454 m
Descent Statistics



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