Ascent of South Moat Mountain on 2012-05-20

Climber: Isaiah Knight

Others in Party:Kevin Knight
Date:Sunday, May 20, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:South Moat Mountain
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:2760 ft / 841 m

Ascent Trip Report

we got done east Osceola, around 11:30ish so me and Kevin set our eyes on another, we were thinking about passamaconaway but we decided that would be a bit long for us wee thought. so we went down dugway road, nice road, scary though and started to climb south peak, we were going to do the middle peak but..... that didnt happen... we started the hike at noon and we both had a 1/2 bottle water (not good) but we made it to some switchback and it started to get a bit dicey. it started out gradual but wow that kicked out butt. the trail was fine up until that point. you start out around 600 ft. and you do a woody walk, then it heads to a switchback along the way and changes gears. very very very deseving let me tell you. the trail in some spots wasnt marked correctly, there was a lot of loose rocks and a lot of big wet slabs, my recommendation would be not to do this mtn in the winter at all, i wouldnt hike with kids on this one. and deffinitly brind lots of water and sunscreen my rating 7/10 for hardness.... kicks your butt.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2108 ft / 642 m
    Round-Trip Distance:5.2 mi / 8.4 km
    Route:Moat Mountain Trail
    Trailhead:Moat Moutain Parking Lot  652 ft / 198 m
    Grade/Class:Class 1
    Quality:7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Stream Ford, Scramble, Exposed Scramble
    Weather:Hot, Calm, Clear
low to mid 80's hot hot hot...
Ascent Statistics
    Time:2 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Time:3 Hours 6 Minutes

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