Looking back on the spoils of the day, I found myself laughing out loud on several occasions as I hiked back to the car. It had been a good day out, for sure, and on multiple levels.
Monthly Archives: November 2020
The trio make for an easier trip than most. But that’s not to say that a hike up Tom, Field, and Willey is going to be without substance. There’s a lot to enjoy here, even if the clouds and fog have wiped out the view.
A tetralogy of two Tripyramids. Which is to say “that mother of a mountain is hard!” You always get your money’s worth on these peaks.
What’s there to say about Waumbek? The trail is short and on easy grades, but there’s no real view. What about “it’s that old, soft flannel shirt that feels so amazing”?
Carrigain never fails to impress. Even on a cloudy day, it’s got views.
Hiking the southern Presidential range? Yeah, everyone does that. In summer-like conditions during November? Now that’s a very rare treat!
A quick teaser, just to let everyone know how awesome today was on a trip to the southern Presidential mountains. Wow!
I’ve now done this in all four seasons. So what keeps bringing me back? Wow, let me enumerate all those reasons, right? No, it’s too much. Let me sum up…
Mt Moriah (4,049 feet). Gorham, NH. 2020-11-05 (Thursday.) Via Stony Brook, and Carter-Moriah Trails, and the summit spur. 10 miles round-trip, approx 3,100 feet elevation gain. 45 dF at the trailhead, 60 dF at the summit. Winds were negligible in the trees, about 10-15 knots at the summit. Sun, with a few clouds throughout. (Note: MW-Obs called for winds of 45-65 MPH with gusts up to 80 MPH on the […]