Join us on Monday, January 18th for a Presidents' Day hike to the summit of Mount Moriah, one of New Hampshire's 4,000 footers. The 10 mile Stonybrook trail is flat and mixed with old logging roads as it follows the brook, crossing the stream several times before beginning its steep ascent to Carter Ridge. Carter Ridge has open views in all directions, including the Presidential Range to the west, the Carter Range to the south, and the Baldface Range to the southeast. This hike offers 2,500 feet of elevation and participants should have winter hiking experience with 8+ miles and over 2,000 feet of elevation gain. Full winter day hiking gear will be required. This is a great hike for those participating in the winter hiking program and can also be combined with Leader Joe's Saturday and Sunday hikes. Contact Leader Joe about accommodation ($9/person/night).
Joe is one of the Boston Chapter's most experienced and active trip leaders - his summit visits number in the quadruple digits. Included among the many outings he leads each year for the Chapter's Hiking/Backpacking Committee are the single-day Presidential Range traverse on the summer solstice, and the Map & Compass course in the fall.
I have been hiking with the Boston chapter of the AMC for two years and this will be my third winter hiking season. My favorite place to hike is in the White Mountains, but I live and hike in Western Massachusetts daily and enjoy Vermont very much as well!