Ascent of Mount Moriah on 2011-11-05
|Others in Party:||Stéphanie Beauregard|
|Date:||Saturday, November 5, 2011|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Location:||USA-New Hampshire|
| Elevation:||4049 ft / 1234 m|
Ascent Trip ReportFrom Mt. Surprise, we continued our ascent towards Mt. Moriah. The trail was getting progressively more covered in snow and I was glad it was already broken.
I was starting to get hungry as it is usual during the first part of a hiking day and at the turn of a corner we stumbled on the guy that had been ahead of us all morning. We chat a bit with him and he had decided to stop right now as he was getting too hungry.
After a short break we kept going leaving him behind. Funnily, we reached the summit maybe 4 minutes later, around 11:25am. He soon followed us and joked about how he had done the right thing stopping early. We removed our packs and had a short snack as the group of four behind us reached the summit. It was still cold and we donned our puff jackets. A few minutes later, we heard voices coming from below us and another group arrived from Stony Brook trail. Everyone chatted for a while and we finally left towards Imp shelter.
The ridge down from Mt. Moriah was very nice with somewhat icy slabs that were challenging. The view was impressive all the way, both east in the Moriah Brook valley, and west towards the Presidentials. At some point, Stéphanie got behind an when she joined back told us she had slipped and sprained her knee slightly. We took it easy the rest of the way down to the col at Stony Brook trail.
|Summary Total Data|
| Elevation Gain:||2184 ft / 665 m|
| Elevation Loss:||1204 ft / 366 m|
| Distance:||3.2 mi / 5.1 km|
| Grade/Class:||Class 2|
| Quality:||8 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail, Snow on Ground|
| Weather:||Cold, Calm, Clear|
| Elevation Gain:||2151 ft / 655 m|
| Extra Loss:||262 ft / 79 m|
| Distance:||2.1 mi / 3.4 km|
| Route:||Carter-Moriah trail|
| Trailhead:||Mt. Surprise col 2160 ft / 658 m|
| Time Up:||1 Hours 30 Minutes|
| Elevation Loss:||942 ft / 287 m|
| Extra Gain:||33 ft / 10 m|
| Distance:||1.1 mi / 1.7 km|
| Route:||Carter-Moriah trail|
| Trailhead:||Stony Brook trail junction 3140 ft / 957 m|
| Time Down:||1 Hours |
|Ascent Part of Trip: White Mountains (November 2011) (1 nights total away from roads)|
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