There’s a WMNF trail sign at the intersection, follow the road to the end, about 2 miles. Snapper Ski Trail - Originally built as for skiing, this trail was named for Ed "Snapper" Harris who worked on the trails at Moosilauke for many years. It is the tenth highest and most southwesterly of the 4,000 foot summits in the White Mountains. 6. Moosilauke where it terminates at its summit. Dang. Running 5.8 miles to Moosilauke’s summit, the trail makes a gradual ascent up the northeastern side of the mountain. 112, where it meets the Beaver Brook Trail. Mount Moosilauke is a 4000 footer located in the White Mountain Range of New Hampshire. DIFFICULT 14.3 mi. For recommendations on how to plan a safe hike in the White Mountains, see: The 10 essentials for a safe and pleasant hike. Franconia Ridge is my favorite. I decided on Mt. … I had forgotten Pinta's leash so there is some anxiety - I know I have some rope in my pack that I can cut to size - but don't want to have to do that. Instead, we put the trail right along the property line along the ridge and could re-use that survey line. The Benton Trail is a pleasant and lightly-used approach from the NW. The Kinsmans After completing Franconia Ridge, we spent the night in Woodstock for shower, real food, and resupply. This trail then heads back up to the large northeast shoulder of Mt. Jim. Note: This trail may be extremely dangerous in icy conditions. It's beautiful being up high, I don't see the rock where we ate our lunch on that spectacular day we climbed Moosilauke in 2006. I am definitely slowing down. Like how I feel on my first solo hike - a new beginning. The first two times I hiked Moosilauke I ascended via Gorge Brook (take 1) and Glencliff (take 2). Mount Moosilauke via Gorge Brook Trail Summit: Mount Moosilauke (4,802') Trail route: Ravine Lodge Road, Gorge Brook Trail. The combination of moderate difficulty and amazing views from the summit has made Mt. I wonder if I am expecting too much from my 55 year old body. Breezy Point – This is the site of the Moosilauke Inn, now burnt down, and the start of the Carriage Road. If this hike was any steeper I think I'd consider turning around. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, the Moosilauke Ravine Lodge will be closed until further notice. The Appalachian Trail follows the Beaver Brook Trail to Kinsman Notch. I concentrate on not stepping on them or puncturing them with my poles. Moosilauke and Carraige Road Trail | 10.2 miles round trip | 3,100 feet elevation gain. Anyone who is interested in visiting Ridge Trail can print the free topographic map and street map using the link above. Submitted by Nancy. I am feeling a little lightheaded - time for a bar and some Gatorade. Kinsman Ridge Trail. Hikers are advised to pay particular attention to weather conditions for the area before setting out. Scuba Steve meets us on our way down Mt. I miss Nancy - even in silence her presence is big and I always seem to have access to emotions that I miss when I'm in the real world. My balance is good. Moosilauke, NH Trail Conditions and Information: Peak: Mt. North Woodstock Reservoir via Gordon Pond Trail. My last visit to Moosilauke was spent in the fog after an October snow storm. The Gorge Brook, Carriage Road, and Ridge Trails are currently open, and are accessible from the winter parking area located on Ravine Road (~0.75mi from the Lodge). This trailhead serves the Gorge Brook, Snapper, and Asquam Ridge trails. Moosilauke: Elevation: 4,802' Popular Trails: Beaver Brook Trail Benton Trail Carriage Road Glencliff Trail Gorge Brook Trail: Road Access Notes: Ravine Lodge Road generally closes in November or December and reopens in April or May. I take advantage of stopping to photograph some amazing orange mushrooms, to pick up a water bottle discarded by a hiker, to clear the trail and pick up trash. The Kinsman Ridge Trail follows this ridge from the north end of the ridge at Cannon Mountain until it drops down to the Lost River and NH Rt. The alpine summit, on a clear day, affords hikers stunning views, to the east, of the Franconia Ridge and Presidentials, and to the west, the Green Mountains of Vermont and, in the distance, the Adirondacks in New York State. Only one couple passes me on the way down, but I continue to see hikers on their way up well into the afternoon. Washington and the Presidential Range in the background. MODERATE 4.8 mi. I estimate the hike to have burned about 3,000 calories, assuming a burn rate of about 700 calories an hour for this activity. We’re officially in The Whites! This is the recommended winter route. I feel a lot better than I did on the way up. Note: for complete trail descriptions, times, elevation, trailhead directions, and major features, see the AMC White Mountain Guide. North Woodstock Reservoir via Gordon Pond Trail. Dogs are also able to use this trail. Moderate: The Gorge Brook Trail offers a long yet moderate climb to the summit, offering views of the Franconia Ridge to hikers as they approach the top.Strenuous: The Beaver Brook Trail is a difficult route to Moosilauke’s summit due to extremely steep and rough trail conditions around the Beaver Brook Cascades. At 7.4 miles round-trip and ~2,400 ft of elevation gain, … Note: This trail may be extremely dangerous in icy conditions. My ice cold Pepsi tastes so good - that first swallow is perfect - I enjoy the moment. Glancing south over the Appalachian Trail ascent and the South Peak. © Copyright 2021 All Rights Reserved. If something is wrong with me I don't think it's serious - more and more I feel like what happened to me on Mt. Note: Moosilauke’s exposed summit is prone to bad weather and there is no longer any shelter on or near the summit. Mount Moosilauke via Beaver Brook Trail. I don't notice any change. The Kinsmans After completing Franconia Ridge, we spent the night in Woodstock for shower, real food, and resupply. Extremely severe storms can develop suddenly and unexpectedly, especially above treeline. It should only be attempted under good conditions. Volunteer for White Mountain Trails. I made it. MODERATE 6.6 mi. The Gorge Brook Trail ascends Mount Moosilauke from the Dartmouth College Ravine Lodge. Moosilauke, the most Western 4000-footer with beautiful views of the Franconia Ridge and Presidentials to the east and the Green Mountains of Vermont in the west. Total miles: 8.5. Mountain: Mt. Ridge Trail is displayed on the Mount Moosilauke USGS quad topo map. It did not disappoint. MODERATE 6.5 mi. We reach tree line and I meet some of the first hikers of the day. The Appalachian Trail from Mt. This outing is an out-and-back, but there is an opportunity for a loop by going over the summit to South Peak and descending to Ravine Lodge by using the Carriage Road and Snapper Trail. Moosilauke, the most Western 4000-footer with beautiful views of the Franconia Ridge and Presidentials to the east and the Green Mountains of Vermont in the west. I joined Rocksnrolls, Dugan, Amicus, Dougeh and ScenicNH for a hike up Moosiluake via Gorge Brook, Beaver Brook and the Asquam Ridge Trail. This was a nice, long loop hike and a good introduction to spring in the Whites, which I've really been missing up to now. I can't remember how my legs felt when we first started climbing 4,000 footers. Several AMC chapters offer winter hiking and backpacking instruction, and AMC offers several guided winter mountaineering trips; search for “Instruction” in AMC’s activity listings. DIFFICULT 10.1 mi. Moosilauke Area," by Alex Tait '86, published in Reaching That Peak, by David Hooke '86. When I was hiking on the Appalachian Trail in 2012, I was giddy with anticipation of the big, bad, White Mountains. We are not taking any reservations at this time. Kinsman Pond Tentsite via Kinsman Ridge Trail. Asquam Ridge Trail: Those looking for a longer hike from the Ravine Lodge Trailhead should check out the Asquam Ridge Trail. The Asquam Ridge trail starts off gently, a perfect warm up trail, before it becomes rockier and a bit steeper. Hiking Mount Moosilauke via the Gorges Brook Trail. Moosilauke welcomes northbound AT hikers to New Hampshire’s White Mountains, and the gradual ascent via the Glencliff Trail is a gracious host. The summit peaks at 4,802 feet with a prominence of 2,933 feet. They feel tired and normal. DIFFICULT 14.3 mi. The next morning, we started up the Kinsmans. The trail becomes rougher and steeper, rocky, rooty, slippery. Moosilauke (4,802) Date: July 17, 2010 Time: 6 hours Miles: 10 Elevation Gain: 2,417 Trails: Asquam Ridge -- Beaver Brook -- Gorge Brook. Moosilauke via the Glencliff Trail (also the Appalachian Trail) was just beginning, and already it was hard not to love this idyllic winter hike. Wolf was an expression of my body to climbing an extreme trail after three months of marathon training where I hardly got my heart rate above 120. It was the kickoff of a fun Labor Day Weekend for our family and the first time that we did a serious hike with the kids… I force myself to breathe through my nose, not an open mouth. I feel like I am making slow progress, but have no way to judge. There are no AMC huts or campsites in this region. Despite being the 10th highest peak in the state, Moosilauke is generally considered one of the better summits in the White Mountains for beginners, particularly when hiked via … They are too beautiful not to treat with the utmost respect. I stop and talk with families, couples, girlfriends, boyfriends on their way up. Asquam Ridge Trail: Those looking for a longer hike from the Ravine Lodge Trailhead should check out the Asquam Ridge Trail. My legs don't feel anything like how they did after the Mt. Trail conditions: Dry, a few wet areas and some minor avoidable ice. I feel Dejah's absence. This trail is accessed at the end of Breezy Point Road and features a lot of cross country skiing trails. 6. Time and distance does that to memory. Area shelters maintained by the Dartmouth Outing Club (DOC) include Jeffers Brook Shelter, just off the Town Line Trail, and Beaver Brook Shelter, on the Beaver Brook Trail. Moosilauke. The combination of high wind and low temperatures has such a cooling effect that the worst conditions on Mt. Although I talk to hikers who pass by I am alone, not lonely, but alone. 7. Then we started over the Kinsmans. Near the top I made a bushwhack diversion to an obscure viewspot on the headwall of Tunnel Ravine. I decided on Mt. I feel hopeful. Mount Moosilauke is a 4,802-foot-high (1,464 m) mountain at the southwestern end of the White Mountains in the town of Benton, New Hampshire, United States. MODERATE 6.5 mi. Home; About; Monday, October 12, 2020 . Strenuous: The Beaver Brook Trail is a difficult route to Moosilauke’s summit due to extremely steep and rough trail conditions around the Beaver Brook Cascades. Everyone is friendly and it's fun to pass the time with them. I've walked hundreds of miles that look just like this trail I'm on and I can feel my mind collapsing in on itself with boredom. Usually when Nancy and I hike, we talk on the way up and are more pensive on the way down. With a few hikes under my belt, I feel pretty normal now. Winter hiking anywhere in the White Mountains requires specialized equipment and skills, and experience in coping with weather, navigation, and winter gear. My feet are sore and I feel great. I look forward to walking above the tree line and seeing those big cairns and the waving fields of grass. My last visit to Moosilauke was spent in the fog after an October snow storm. Although there are several trails that ascend Mount Moosilauke, we chose to ascend via the Gorges Brook trail (or “George’s Brook Trail” as my mom kept calling it) and descend via the Carriage Road and Snapper Trail. Moosilauke where it terminates at its summit. It is familiar, and it is OK. Lots of cars are there already - Lodge guests and day hikers - when I pull into a parking spot and start gearing up. These posts have been tagged with Mount Moosilauke NH, or … I shouldn't be breathing this hard on a ridge this flat, should I? There generally is plowed parking at the end of the road. Overview This is a moderate white mountain hike with fantastic views and a large alpine zone. They are fascinated by Pinta, everyone throwing out ideas about her breed - dingo, Australian castle dog, blue heeler, hyena. I was hoping for views this time, but instead got a windy, snow filled day. The corridor is 1000' wide and if we kept the trail where it was someone would need to do a land survey right through the heart of Jobildunk Ravine. The Kinsman Ridge Trail follows this ridge from the north end of the ridge at Cannon Mountain until it drops down to the Lost River and NH Rt. I hiked it backwards, according to most thruhikers. Mount Moosilauke Loop via Asquam Ridge Trail and Carriage Road. If I remembered all the pain I have experienced in my life the same way I felt it when it happened, I don't think I would want to be a volunteer on this life journey. At 11:20 I reach the Beaver Brook Trail - a really nice ridge with occasional views. Picture Gallery Video Clips Don't Watch If You Need to Pee Grass Blowing on the Summit. It's beautiful and I have a long way to go. Picture Gallery. We left Connecticut around 6:30 A.M. and started our hike shortly after 10:00 A.M. Mt Moosilauke via Jobildunc Ravine ... out at the Ravine Lodge Road Sunday morning and hiked in a couple miles to the trailhead and then up the Asquam Ridge trail until it crossed the Baker (Asquamchumauke) river at the outlet of the ravine. No deep knee bends for me. If I ever decide to get into redlining, I’ll have another trail completed and this trail is a ton of fun! I feel Nancy's absence. exposure than in the Presidentials and Franconia Ridge, but all trails have somewhere between ¼ and ½ mile above treeline. Mount Moosilauke via Beaver Brook Trail. Moosilauke, NH: Trails: Ravine Lodge Road, Ridge Trail, Beaver Brook Trail, Gorge Brook Trail: Date of Hike: Saturday, May 2, 2020: Parking/Access Road Notes: ... Postholed all the way up Ridge Trail, cursing the fact that we left our snowshoes in the car. I hear the breeze slicing through the tree canopy. Moosilauke to the Franconia Ridge (mile 1798.8 - 1819.9). Mount Moosilauke Loop via Asquam Ridge Trail and Carriage Road. Moderate: The Gorge Brook Trail offers a long yet moderate climb to the summit, offering views of the Franconia Ridge to hikers as they approach the top. It was hot and muggy and we got a little dehydrated, but the views from the Kinsmans were beautiful. Mount Moosilauke via Glencliff Trail and Appalachian Trail is a 7.3 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Woodsville, New Hampshire that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. SOURCE: "Mt. DIFFICULT 10.1 mi. Mount Moosilauke Trail Conditions and Trip Reports are crowdsourced from many hiking websites across the Internet. May 30, 2009. It is a beautiful morning, sunny, temps hovering around 68, shrubbery covered in dew, everything looking fresh and clean. 118, then heading down the dirt road to the Ravine Lodge to the turnaround and parking down the road. I completed a 7.2 mile, 5 hour hike today (including rests), ascending to the summit of Mt. Mt. Mount Moosilauke via Carriage Road. The beginning of the trail was pretty easy, and we ate lunch at the Lonesome Lake Hut. It's a good day, although the last uphill to the parking area is an insult. Moosilauke is a 4802 peak that requires 4000 feet of elevation gain and loss in less than 10 miles. Ridge Trail is in the Trails category for Grafton County in the state of New Hampshire. The corridor is 1000' wide and if we kept the trail where it was someone would need to do a land survey right through the heart of Jobildunk Ravine. Wolf hike. Running 5.8 miles to Moosilauke’s summit, the trail makes a gradual ascent up the northeastern side of the mountain. In the summer, Mt. I start to feel some fatigue in my legs, taking more frequent short rests. I feel my presence. This trail then heads back up to the large northeast shoulder of Mt. Trail rumor is the drop from the peak is the steepest or second steepest portion of the entire AT. I have to watch my footing. Mt. Kinsman Ridge Trail. Lincoln and the Franconia Ridge, as well as Mt. Lafayette, Mt. Mt. Appalachian Mountain Club, 10 City Square, Boston, MA 02129 P: 617-523-0655 F: 617-523-0722, The 10 essentials for a safe and pleasant hike, White Mountain Guidebooks and Maps from AMC, AMC Field Guide to New England Alpine Summits, AMC White Mountain Guided Programs and Chapter Trips, Outdoor Skills and Leadership Training with AMC, Give Back! This is my first solo 4,000-footer hike and nothing feels the way I am used to - not the preparation of pack and gear, not the wake up alarm, the drive up, breakfast at MacDonald's, stopping in Meredith, driving that endless stretch of Rte. We tagged the summit and got out of there! I love it. 7. The trail is primarily used for hiking, camping, and backpacking and is best used from April until October. Instead, we put the trail right along the property line along the ridge and could re-use that survey line. It's discouraging but I certainly am not ready to give up yet. 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