Autumn foliage last hurrah from Mt Moosilauke

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Trip dates: Sunday, October 20, 2019 12:00 AM

Did you miss the October 6 hike to Mt Moosilauke? Can't get enough of the panoramic views from the summit of the Gentle Giant? Want one more chance for a big fall hike before you break out your winter gear? Well, we have the hike for you! This will be a moderate-paced hike to the vast open summit of Mt Moosilauke. Mt Moosilauke affords impressive views of many 4000-footers in NH, as well the mountains of Vermont to the west and Canada to the north. This is a big climb at 7+ miles with 3000+ feet of elevation gain.This is a big mountain, so you will need good fitness and recent 4K experience, but we will not be racing to the summit, and we plan on taking time to enjoy it when we get there. The cool weather of mid-October typically delivers better views than you'd find on a summer hike, but it also demands that you bring warm clothing. Typical daytime highs are in the low 40's this time of year, but colder temperatures are common. This will not be a winter hike, and you will not need winter gear, but a light dusting of snow at this time of year is not unheard of.

Trip details

Trip region: 
New Hampshire, White Mountains
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Jessica Halvorsen

Jessica Halvorsen is a 4-season leader with Boston's Hiking and Backpacking Committee. She has led or co-led more than 50 trips with AMC, and has completed the New England 67 4ks. She enjoys and leads a wide range of trips: from local walks to strenuous hikes and backpacks.

Robert Mackin

Bob is a long time outdoorsman and newly-trained AMC leader. He's an avid hiker, runner, camper, paddler, cross country skier, and cyclist. He recently completed the Boston Chapter's Winter Hiking Program, extending his hiking year by a whole season. He enjoys experiencing the outdoors with people at all levels.

Lucia Tiererova
Trip location: 
Mt Moosilauke, Benton, NH
Moosilauke 4K
Trip country: 
United States
Trip difficulty: 


Adults (18+)


Registration required: 


Creation date: 
2019-07-16 18:00:37.0
Last updated: 
2019-08-04 00:26:27.8