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Mt. Moosilauke
Benton, NH

Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
Looking up the Moosilauke Carriage Road on the way to the Mt. Moosilauke summit
Looking up the Moosilauke Carriage Road on the way to the Mt. Moosilauke summit

Route: Glencliff Trail, Moosilauke Carriage Road, (Mt. Moosilauke), Moosilauke Carriage Road, Glencliff Trail

Another nice day in the mountains for November standards - sunny skies, mild temperatures, and low winds.

Having previously been acclimated to cooler temperatures, I was dragging a bit as I worked my way up the Glencliff Trail. Trail conditions were quite good - dry with no ice or snow.

Reaching the summit, the views were a bit hazy as clouds were starting to move in. Nonetheless, the Presidentials were in the clear and easily seen. Due to the incoming clouds, the sunset was lackluster, especially in comparison to some of the great displays I had witnessed in previous days.

We switched on headlamps upon reaching the Glencliff junction and had a nice walk out.


Hike Ratings
Getting To Trailhead: Easy
Destination: Mt. Moosilauke
Length: Moderate
Steepness: Difficult
Navigation: Easy
Views: Excellent
Crowds: Moderate


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Thursday, November 19, 2009
Hike Commenced: 1:23 PM
Parking Elevation: 1,530'
Destination: Mt. Moosilauke
Ascent Commenced: 1:23 PM
Summit Reached: 3:31 PM
Time Elapsed: 02:08
Trailhead Elevation: 1,490'
Summit Elevation: 4,802'
Distance: 3.9 miles
Vertical Gain: 3,317'
Hike Ended: 6:52 PM
Hike Time Elapsed: 05:29
Hike Vertical Gain: 3,362'


The Glencliff Trail trailhead at the edge of the parking area
The Glencliff Trail trailhead at the edge of the parking area

Looking at the Hancocks and Mt. Carrigain from Mt. Moosilauke - Click to enlarge
Looking at the Hancocks and Mt. Carrigain from Mt. Moosilauke

Sunset colors as seen from near the summit of Mt. Moosilauke - Click to enlarge
Sunset colors as seen from near the summit of Mt. Moosilauke

Topographic map of Mt. Moosilauke - Click to enlarge


Directions to trailhead: Take Route 25 West from Plymouth to Glencliff. Take a right onto High Street. The Glencliff Trail parking area will be a few minutes up this road on the right. The trail can be accessed either from the back of the parking lot or a few hundred feet downhill.

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