Friday, May 9, 2014

Trail Report: Mount Moriah

April 12, 2014

Today's adventure took us to Mount Moriah which sits at 4,049'.  Moriah is also another long drive at about 3 hours each way.  Thankfully we only have a couple more of these mountains that sit at the far end of Pinkham Notch.  The trailhead for Moriah also sits at the end of a dead-end residential street with very little parking and houses with signs stating not to park on their property.

Very little parking at the trailhead

The trailhead

From the start the trail was icy

 The snow was packed down well at the lower elevations

First view of the Presidential Range

Mount Adams (l) and Madison (r)

Presidential Range

Mount Washington

Nice view

Tony with the Presidential Range

Summit of Mount Moriah 4,049'

USGS Marker for Moriah

Another summit view

Summit brews!

There was still a lot of snow at the higher elevations
This sign would normally be about chest high, as you can
see it was at ground level

The temps got to about 50 degrees which made the descent rough
as the snow was very soft.  Even with snowshoes you would post hole

 Some bare booters were ahead of us.  This is what happens
when you don't wear snowshoes.  It destroys the trail/monorail

 Take in the final view before descending into the trees

GPS Track

GPS Track

GPS Track

Summit of Mount Moriah.....: 4,049'
Total hike time (round trip)..: 8h 32m
Elevation Gain......................: 3,768'
Distance (round trip)............: 10.07m
Trails....................................: Carter-Moriah Trail