Ascent of Mount Moosilauke on 2012-04-28

Climber: Jennifer Plaza

Others in Party:Several members of the AMC. Leader was Barbara Audin.
Date:Saturday, April 28, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Moosilauke
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:4802 ft / 1463 m

Ascent Trip Report

Ravine Lodge Road was closed so we had to hike in 1.6 miles to begin at the trailhead. The day started with snow showers and overcast conditions, very cold and windy. Once at the summit, the sky was clear, though still cold and windy. The trail was a moderate grade with snow and ice on the trail. We used traction on both the ascent and descent. Part of the trail was still washed out as a result of Hurricane Irene in 2011 and therefore we had to bushwack for about 200 feet.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:3062 ft / 932 m
    Extra Gain:360 ft / 109 m
    Distance:10.6 mi / 17.1 km
    Route:Gorge Brook Trail
    Trailhead:Beginning of Ravine Lodge Rd.  2460 ft / 749 m
    Quality:4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack, Stream Ford, Snow on Ground, Scramble, Exposed Scramble
    Gear Used:
Crampons, Ski Poles
    Weather:Cold, Windy, Clear
Clear, approximately 25 degrees, windy at the summit with snow and ice on most of the trail.
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:4 Hours 30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time Down:4 Hours 0 Minutes

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