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Moose Mountain
Brookfield, NH

Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
Looking down the snowmobile trail with the Presidentials in the distance center right
Looking down the snowmobile trail with the Presidentials in the distance center right

Route: Ski trails, snowmobile trail, bushwhack, (Moose Mountain)

While the visible ski trails have melted out a bit, there's still plenty of snow on the hill. I put on snowshoes at the bottom and ascended an old T-Bar line (snow in the shade), then cut over to the double chairlift line (some bare ground in the middle, but snow on the sides) to the top of the ski area. From there, I followed the snowmobile trail up to near the height of land (some bare spots in the middle, but enough snow to get up the sides at the moment), then started bushwhacking.

Snowshoes were a must for the bushwhack, as there was a solid foot of spring snowpack. The woods on the ridge are generally open (apart from an area of sapplings on the east side of the false summit), but the last ascent to the summit is pretty steep (have to find a way around cliffs/ledges).

Very nice southern views from the ledges near the highpoint. More fantastic, though, were the views from the snowmobile trail and ski trails - draw dropping looks at the Presidentials, Sandwich Range, etc.

On the whole, conditions were decent for snowshoeing, but this side will get sloppy pretty soon.


Hike Ratings
Getting To Trailhead: Easy
Destination: Moose Mountain
Length: Moderate
Steepness: Difficult
Navigation: Difficult
Views: Excellent
Crowds: Minimal


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Parking Elevation: 690'
Destination: Moose Mountain
Time Elapsed: 01:06
Trailhead Elevation: 690'
Summit Elevation: 1,749'
Vertical Gain: 1,159'
Hike Time Elapsed: 02:14
Hike Vertical Gain: 1,259'


The bottom of the old ski area
The bottom of the old ski area

Looking southeast at Teneriffe Mountain from Moose Mountain - Click to enlarge
Looking southeast at Teneriffe Mountain from Moose Mountain

Directions to trailhead: Take Route 16 north from Union, then take a left onto Governors Road. Take a left onto Moose Mountain Road. Moose Mountain Recreation will eventually be on the left.

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