https://p.ridj-it.com/app/trips-search?id=42839 Wellington Revere Beach Pkwy
Revere Beach Pkwy
Medford, MA 02155
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Hit two mountains from the 52 With A View list: South & North Moat!
Length: 9.6 Miles
Elevation gain: 3,440 ft.
Type of hike: Out-and-back jaunt (no loop)
A small description:
North Moat lays claim to quite possibly the best scenic outlook among all the 52 With a View. A bald-topped mountain, North Moat offers stunning views of the Presidentials in one direction, with the picturesque sights of Conway in another. Such a reward does not come without a challenging climb, but while the hiking it steep and arduous, it also serves to drive away many more casual adventurers, making the summit of North Moat not only beautiful, but serene to boot.
What you should check out:
This is the route we'll be taking: https://www.gaiagps.com/public/sSDRiuABduFiqR4AwcoI9LYx
Check the mountain's weather here: https://www.mountain-forecast.com/peaks/North-Moat-Mountain/forecasts/974
Expectations and who this hike would be good for:
Do not make this your first hike. However, if you have previous hiking experience in the White Mountains or Adirondacks with at least 3,000 ft of elevation gain or have completed a 4,000 footer summit during any season, you will be good to go, and you must exercise/hike regularly. (Please note - stationary yoga does not count).The caveat to this is that you will need to have all the winter gear below.
In addition, we will attempt to go at a stable speed throughout the hike, and even if you do come well-prepared but are having a difficult time keeping up, no worries. We'll do our best to stay together, or, you will need to have the grace to wait for us to return on the way back. The elevation gain in this hike is more than the average 4,000 footer in the White Mountains, and we will not even be climbing 4,000 footers. You will be screened if your Ridj-it profile does not have enough information. Please think about taking a winter hiking class which is offered every, single week.
1) hiking boots (no trail runners); right now insulated is optional since the snow is forecasted to be minimal.
2) Non-cotton base layers for core and legs
3) Non-cotton socks
4) Waterproof shell for core and pants
5) Waterproof gloves (not small cotton gloves)
6) 2 - 3 liters of water to be kept inside of your backpack and somehow insulated
7) A lot of food, including sandwich, snacks, etc
8) Electrolytes, gatorade, etc, seriously bring this
9) Map of the hike above
10) Optional to bring gaiters at this point, but highly suggested
11) Extra non-cotton layers