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Mt Moosilauke Day Hike

Date and Time

Sunday, June 20, 2021

Location

New Hampshire, White Mountains,
NH

Registration

Registration is required for this activity.

Overview

Who is ready for a day trip up to NH, to get a little more vertical than we have in Eastern MA? Come join Marcelo and Jim on a hike of 4,802 foot high Mt Moosilauke, with a summit that many claim has the best view in the White Mountains. We'll take the typical route, Gorge Brook Trail to the summit, then Glencliff Trail to Carriage Road to Snapper Trail back to Gorge Brook Trail on the way down, which is about 7.5miles and 2,520ft of vertical gain, plus possibly another 1.5miles of easy road walking to/from the parking lot depending on which parking areas are open by then. The snow is already gone from the trails, but mud is certainly possible. We'll try to average a 2mph pace excluding regular stops and a lunch break, so bring enough extra clothing, food, and drink to be happy outside for around 7 hours. We'll get an early start to try and beat the crowds! To address unforeseen challenges such as adverse weather, unacceptable trail conditions or excessive crowding, the planned trip destination, activity and/or meeting place and time may be modified. In that event, participants may elect to join in that activity or opt out. We will not require the use of face masks on this trip, following the rescinding of restrictions by MA and NH, although we note that masks are still advised for unvaccinated individuals whenever 6' distancing with others cannot be maintained.

AMC Trip Policy

Cost

Free

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Status of Lodge, access road and parking

Click map for driving directions
Summit of Mt Moosilauke

Activity

Hiking

Offered By

Boston

Status

Wait Listed

Difficulty

Vigorous

Audience

Adults (18+)


Leader



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Marcelo Knapik is a three-season leader and winter co-leader with the AMC's Boston Chapter. He is currently working on the New Hampshire 4000 footers, He has hiked in the Brazilian Serra do Mar "Mountain Range of the Sea", which is a system of coastal mountain ranges and escarpments in southeastern Brazil that runs parallel to the Atlantic coast.

Leader



Jim Hutchinson has hiked all 48 of the NH 4000 footers, many in winter, and has also done various expedition climbs including Mt Rainier, Denali, and Kilimanjaro. He celebrated his retirement in 2016 by hiking the Pacific Crest Trail, and now daydreams about trying the Continental Divide Trail someday. He is an AMC Local Hike and Ski Leader and a Hiking/Backpacking co-leader.