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Ascent of Mount Moosilauke on 2013-09-19

Climber: Eric Ryherd

Others in Party:Greg K and Greg L
Date:Thursday, September 19, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Moosilauke
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:4802 ft / 1463 m

Ascent Trip Report

I hiked with Greg K and Greg L on a PERFECT day for a hike. Especially since it was Thursday and hiking is sooo much better than working! Cloudless blue sky, cool temperatures, fantastic views and the Beaver Brook trail (part of the appalachian trail) runs along one waterfall after the next for ~1000 vertical feet.

Nice parking area on RT-112 just after Lost River. We started right at 9am. The trail gets steep quick once you get near the brook. The waterfalls are just so beautiful and there is easily 1000 vertical feet of 1 waterfall after the next.
Reached the summit just before noon. The trail breaks out into the open grass just near the top with full 360 view. Weather was a perfect cloudless day and we could easily see Mt Washington and make out the buildings on the summit as well as see well into Vermont and I think into NY.
Had lunch at the summit and then returned back down the Beaver Brook trail which took just a little bit less than 3hrs. We were not in a rush and took our time.

Beaver Brook trail is part of the AT so it is really well maintained. The trail has blocks, rebar handholds and a lot of stones moved or cut to make some pretty nice steps. It is a challenging hike and pretty steep and without the steps would be difficult in places. You need to have good balance or it may result in a "tragic event" as mentioned on one of the signs at the base.

The GPS track is just the route up. We returned the same route. The trail is really easy to follow.
Summary Total Data
    Route:Beaver Brook
    Quality:10 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Perfect hiking weather - cloudless sky and great visibility
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:3 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Time Down:2 Hours 45 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Eric Ryherd
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