Join us for an out-and-back hike up Mt Moriah (4,049 ft) and Shelburne Moriah Mountain (3,735 ft) - a total distance of 16.8 miles and an elevation gain of 3,700'. The plan will be to approach from the north via trails that are less used in winter. After summiting Mt Moriah, if time and weather permit, we will continue back along the ridge to the summit of Shelburne Moriah Mountain. On a clear day this hike offers incredible views of the Presidential Range, the Wild River Wilderness, and the rest of the Carter Range. This hike is a strenuous undertaking in winter with potential exposure to wind, whiteouts and a possible mix of snow, ice and rock on the summits. In addition to possessing full winter gear, including winter boots, snowshoes, microspikes, full face protection and multiple layers, participants should be experienced winter hikers.
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.