Ascent of Mount Moriah on 2011-08-06

Climber: Dan Quinlan

Date:Saturday, August 6, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Moriah
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:4049 ft / 1234 m

Ascent Trip Report

Gudi and I set out from the Carter-Moriah trail in Gorham at 9:20am on a very hot and uncomfortably humid day. You really felt the humidity when you stopped, so we tried to go at a slow and steady pace so we would have a very faint breeze as we walked.

The hike to the summit of Mt. Surprise was a steady up on a wooded trail, basically void of any rocks or boulders, we arrived at the summit at around 10:30. Shortly after Mt. Surprise the terrain was mostly along exposed ledges, it was quite different than the first half of the hike.
Once we got passed Mt. Surprise we had several nice views into the valley and the town of Gorham. The views to the presidentials were quite hazy today.
I arrived at the summit of Mt. Moriah at 12:30 where I had a nice lunch and cool down while visiting with a couple other hikers.
The descent started at 12:30 and we arrived at the car at 2:25. Other than the very humid day, this was a very nice hike. The elevation gain was more than I had expected as we started at only 850’.

Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:3500 ft / 1067 m
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Scramble
    Weather:Hot, Calm, Clear
It was a very humid day
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:3500 ft / 1067 m
    Distance:8.5 mi / 13.6 km
    Route:Carter-Moriah Trail
    Trailhead:Gorham Carter-Moriah TH  549 ft / 167 m
    Time Up:5 Hours 5 Minutes
Descent Statistics
Ascent Part of Trip: Moriah

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Mount Moriah2011-08-06 a
2Mount Surprise2011-08-06 b
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Dan Quinlan
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