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Ascent of Mount Moosilauke on 1993-08-04

Climber: Ben Lostracco

Date:Wednesday, August 4, 1993
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Moosilauke
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:4802 ft / 1463 m

Ascent Trip Report

BACKPACKING THE AT AND NH 4000 FOOTERS......TODAY IS NH 4000 FOOTER #1
Out for a backpacking trip in the Whites for the whole month of August. I started on 1993-07-26 at Sherburne Pass Rte #4 in Vermont (see TR of this date)
Today I bagged my very first NH 4000 footer, Mount Moosilauke. The ascent to Mount Moosilauke-South peak from Jeffers Brook shelter was moderate to steep..... the last section being very steep and rocky. I found it tough, took a number of granny breaks. The open ridge walk is awesome.
The AT nb descent to Beaver Brook shelter, after going over Mont Blue and coming back to the AT from a visit to Mount Jim, is steep with very large rock steps...... straight down about 2000'. The AT follows the brook, numerous beautifull cascading falls. I found it murder on the knees especially with a 40#+ backpack.
The shelter was very crowded.

"LIVE VICARIOUSLY YOUR UNREACHABLE DREAMS"
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:352 ft / 107 m
    Elevation Loss:1152 ft / 351 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:352 ft / 107 m
    Route:AT nb from south peak - NH 4000 #1
    Trailhead:Jeffers Brook Shelter  4450 ft / 1356 m
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:1152 ft / 351 m
    Route:AT nb to mt blue
    Trailhead:Beaver Brook Shelter  3650 ft / 1112 m



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