Here I will share my travels throughout the majestic White Mountains of NH and also delve into some of the area's rich history and forgotten places. I do this in hopes of getting others excited about exploring these wonderful places.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Mt. Moriah: Round 2 - 3/17/09

What better way to spend a beautiful St. Patrick's Day than atop a mountain? I couldn't think of one so I decided to attempt to climb Mt. Moriah again. I arrived at the trailhead to find that the snow on the trail was packed solid, meaning I wouldn't even need snowshoes this time. A world of difference from the last time I had tried this path.

The Presidentials from summit ledge of Moriah

I made it up and over Mt. Surprise in good time and soon passed the spot where I had turned around on the previous trip. From this point the trail goes over a few PUDs (Pointless Ups and Downs) and over a couple false summits before reaching the small ledge at the actual summit. Here I sat on the bare ledge, had a quick lunch in the sun, and gazed off toward the Carter Range and the Presidentials.

USGS benchmark at summit

I snapped a few pictures of the 360 degree panoramic view from this vantage point before setting off for the car again. See you next time, for what will hopefully be the completion of my 4000 Footers list!

View toward the Northeast

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