Sunday, Dec 15, 2019 6:00a -
Wellington Revere Beach Pkwy
Revere Beach Pkwy
Medford, MA 02155
Date Idea, Meetup, Social Good, Sports & Active Life
Mount Moosilauke is a 4,000 footer in New Hampshire and counts as one of the 48 for the state, in addition to the New England 67 and the Northeast 115. It features 360 degree views, which can be incredible in the winter. We start hiking from the Gorge Brook trailhead, which will lead to the summit. The distance from the trailhead to the summit is 3.3 miles. We'll be descending via the Carriage Road for 1.2 miles before heading onto the Snapper Trail for 0.9 miles. This will take us back to the Gorge Brook Trail and to the parking area. Due to the road closure, an additional 0.25 mile will be added to the overall hike. Previous hiking experience is required, preferably with at least 1,500 ft. of elevation gain. However, no previous winter hiking experience is needed, as long as you have the proper gear.
Trail conditions: https://www.newenglandtrailconditions.com/peaks/nhmtmoosilauke.php
There will be a gear check for this hike at the pick up location and at the trailhead if you're a non-carpooler. If you don't have the gear, you will not be allowed to join the hike. No exceptions!
What to bring:
Waterproof, winter-hiking boots
Snowshoes (I will confirm this depending on the trail conditions)
Water-resistant or waterproof pants. Thermal layer if necessary.
Non-cotton base layer (preferable wool or synthetic).
Non-cotton, breathable mid-layer
Water-resistant or waterproof hard/soft shell jacket
Headlamp (in case we hike into the night with the early sunsets)
2-3 liters of water that won't freeze. (Insulated water bottle or other method)
Snacks and lunch. You will be burning a lot of energy!
If you have questions, feel free to comment below or use the Ridj-it chat and I will respond as soon as possible!