Join us on a hike to one of the northernmost 4000-footers in New Hampshire. The summit of Moriah has large areas of bare rock slabs that offer fantastic views in all directions including the Presidential Range to the west, the Carter Range to the south, and the Baldface Ridge to the southeast. This hike will cover 9.5 miles with an elevation gain of about 3500 feet. Experience hiking mountains in winter required. Expect an early start and steady pace with few breaks. If the weather is not suitable for this hike, the leaders will select an alternative hike in the area.
Full winter gear required, including appropriate winter boots and crampons, snowshoes, and microspikes (we'll decide at the trailhead what traction to carry). See recommendations at hbbostonamc.org/docs/Gear_lists/Winter_Dayhike_equip.pdf and ask a leader/co-leader if you have any questions. Participants may be asked at the trailhead to carry some group gear. Register at http://regi.amcboston.org/1759
Jon finished a round of the New England Hundred Highest just before heading off to the Southwest for four years. He's thrilled to be back in New England and working seriously on the winter 4000-footers. Other fun had in the meantime includes the Pikes Peak Marathon and a rim-to-rim-to-rim run of the Grand Canyon. Goal-oriented but interested in keeping things safe and fun.
Eliot Levine is a Berkshire Chapter trip leader who has completed the NH 4000-footers and is now climbing them in winter, and the Adirondack 46ers in the other three seasons.