South and Middle Moat Hike

DATE: Apr 08, 2017 Saturday
END DATE: Apr 08, 2017 Saturday

Trip/Event Location: Conway NH

Trip Leader(s)

Campton, NH United States

Meeting Time: 11:00 AM

Max # People: 15

Trip Guiding / Event Fee: No, I will not be asking participants for money

Difficulty Level:

Moderate to Strenuous

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Region: New England

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Pace: There may be activities when the group is either slower or faster than your current ability. Please know that because this is a group activity, it's hard to accommodate everyone's pace perfectly. Our desire is not to leave anyone, however there have been times when it is in the best interest of all to split up. Please do your part by knowing your own abilities, communicating with the organizer head of time if you would like to start early and have us catch up or fine with finishing on your own.

At 2,749 feet, South Moat Mountain is not the highest of mountains. Yet, it does offer some of the most incredible views we’ve ever seen.  A top-of-the-world feeling and an unobstructed panorama of peaks in every direction except north, where well get some of those views on the summit of Middle Moat’s 2,805-foot summit.

We are planning a hike to the summits of South and Middle Moats in Albany, NH (just south of North Conway). This is a great intermediate hike and one of our favorites.

Hike Detail:

• 6.6 miles roundtrip

• 2300 feet of elevation gain

• 4.5 to 5 hours timeframe

You should be prepared for possible late Winter / Early Spring conditions. This mountain gets a lot of sun so the conditions may be fine. Bring MicroSpikes if you have them. Bring along plenty of water (at least 2 liters), lunch, snacks and anything else you may require for a day hike. 

Boston Area Carpooling: Save money by sharing gas/toll expenses and get to know fellow GO members better! Don't by other Bostonians to find a convenient location for you to meet such as a T-Stop, Commuter Line Stop, or a parking lot of a store familiar to you all! Don't forget to tip the driver! 

Afterwards:  Everyone is welcome to join us back at our house in Waterville Valley to relax by our fireplace [BYOB and bring snacks] followed by one of Jon's delicious dinners. We ask $10 per person to help pay for our food costs. Showers are available so bring a change of clothing to make your visit with us more comfortable.

Lodging Option: Bunk beds are available at our house [with Wi Fi] near Waterville Valley, NH for Saturday night. It's $35 for Saturday that includes dinner or $60 for the weekend. Coffee/bagels each morning and linen/blankets/towels are provided. Space is limited so email ASAP to reserve a bunk!

Driving directions to the location and spot to meet at:

Drive to the center of Conway, NH on Route 16. At the lights, take a left on West Side Road. Travel about .7 miles to Still Road on the left. Take that road for .6 miles to the intersection of Passaconoway Road. Then, drive 2.2 miles south to the trailhead on the right. We'll be driving a blue Toyota Tacoma truck. 

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Outdoor Fitness Level: Very Strenuous

Campton, NH

United States

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fanoftrees Posted Apr 7, 2017 at 10:40 PM

See you guys tomorrow! - Mike

dpbyrnes Posted Apr 7, 2017 at 8:35 PM

Thanks for clarifying the directions mike!

Gandalf Posted Apr 7, 2017 at 6:30 PM

Directions Correction: It appears that perhaps Still Road from West Side Road might not exist. So instead, take a left on Passaconaway Road off of West Side Road that will lead you to the trailhead in about 3 miles. Heads up...Passaconaway Road access from the Kanc is closed in winter. See you tomorrow!

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