TRIPS & EVENTS

Mt. Moosilauke via Gorge Brook

Hiking/Walk
DATE: Jul 21, 2018 Saturday
END DATE: Jul 21, 2018 Saturday

Trip/Event Location: Warren NH

Trip Leader(s)


Gandalf
Campton, NH United States,

JDNnh
Manchester, NH United States

Meeting Time: 10:00 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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Summary

Join us on this southwestern outpost of the high peaks that is unmatched for the variety of its views!

Mount Moosilauke is a 4,802 foot mountain located in Benton, New Hampshire along the Kinsman Range. It is the Western-most 4,000 footer mountain in the White Mountains. The Appalachian Trail passes over the mountain. The summit is above tree line and offers magnificent 360 degree views of the White Mountains leading out to Mt. Washington and nearly the entire Green Mountain chain – from Jay Peak to Stratton.

This is a popular climb, so the summit will be crowded. Combined with neighboring the Carriage Road/Snapper Trail, we will do a nice 7.5 mile loop which offers 2550 feet of climbing which will take about 6 hours. Mt. Moosilauke is the 10th highest peak in New Hampshire.

We will hike from the newly built Lodge up the Gorge Brook Trail 3.7 miles to the peak. The Gorge Brook Trail is perhaps the easiest and most popular route to the summit. We will return to the cars via the Carriage Road to the South peak, then follow the Carriage Road to the Snapper trail and finally the Gorge Brook trail.

You will need to be prepared for the day and have sturdy hiking boots, at least 2 liters of water, lunch, snacks, bug spray, rain gear, and other clothing appropriate for the weather. No blue jeans, cotton shirts/sweaters, etc.

Apres Hiking BBQ:  Everyone is welcome to join us back at our house in Waterville Valley to relax our on outdoor deck with views of the Sandwich Mountain/Mad River [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 Friday and/or Saturday night. Its $25 for Friday night and $35 for Saturday that includes dinner. 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:

Darmouth's Ravine Lodge is at the end of the appropriately named Ravine Lodge Road, off of NH's Route 118.  The best way to get there is to get off at exit 32 off I-93 (Woodstock/Lincoln/Kancamagus) and go west on Rt. 112 past North Woodstock.  A few miles out of town, you will see the signs for Rt. 118 South and turn LEFT (it’s easy to miss — if you pass the Beaver Brook parking lot or the Lost River Valley Campground, you’ve gone too far!). After 7.1 miles (winding uphill then starting down the other side), turn RIGHT onto Ravine Road..   

Turn right and go all the way down.  As soon as you see cars parked on the left side the road, you are there, and you need to park here, since there is no parking nearer the lodge.  We are driving a blue Toyota Tacoma truck. 

Trip Leader(s)

Gandalf

Outdoor Fitness Level: Very Strenuous


Campton, NH


United States
JDNnh

Outdoor Fitness Level: Very Strenuous


Manchester, NH


United States

members signed up for this event

ColdMountain

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate to Strenuous


Waltham, MA


United States
jrdhiker

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate to Strenuous


Upton, MA


United States
Bobcat

Outdoor Fitness Level: Strenuous


Upton, MA


United States
georgep

Outdoor Fitness Level: Strenuous


Hooksett, NH


United States
Robert.L

Outdoor Fitness Level: Strenuous


Spencer, MA


United States
jmahoney

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate to Strenuous


Boston, MA


United States
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