https://p.ridj-it.com/app/trip-detail?id=101911 Sullivan Square(Medford Street / The Neck, Boston, MA, USA)
Meetup, Social Good, Sports & Active Life
Welcome to a wonderful winter hike to Mount Moosilauke. This mountain has beautiful forests, exposed rocky summit with 360 views, and expertly engineered cairns. The Moose is 4802ft in elevation but we'll be climbing 2506ft. We'll be taking Gorge Brook Trail to the summit, then Carriage Road to Snapper Trail on descent (see AllTrails link below). This is an 8.4 mile loop, but the road is closed at the trailhead adding another 1.5mi round trip for a total of 9.9mi.
This is a winter hike so previous experience or a class is necessary to attend. Please answer the following questions to be sure this is the hike for you.
Elevation gain: 2506ft
Trail conditions: https://newenglandtrailconditions.com/peaks/nhmtmoosilauke.php
Weather conditions: https://www.mountain-forecast.com/peaks/Moosilaukee/forecasts
This is NOT a beginner hike so you must be in good shape and have confidence in finishing it. We will be hiking at a moderate pace, around 1.5 mi/hour. So , if you're looking to go as fast as possible or have difficulty staying with a group, I do not recommend this hike for you.
You are responsible for having a map of this hike; this is not a guided hike. You are joining like-minded enthusiasts and are responsible for your own safety and preparedness. Beyond that lets make this a memorable trip, with great weather and a trip into a winter wonderland. Happy hiking!
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 (no sneakers, no trail runners)
Microspikes (no yaktrax)
Water-resistant or waterproof pants.
Thermal layer (optional but recommended).
Non-cotton base layer (preferable wool or synthetic).
breathable mid-layer (eg: microfleece)
Water-proof hard/soft shell jacket
Waterproof and insulated Gloves
ski goggles (incase of squalls)
Headlamp (in case we hike into the night with the early sunsets)
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!
Trekking poles (highly recommended)
First aid kit
Hand and toe warmers