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Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
Looking down the Glencliff Trail on the way to the Mt. Moosilauke summit
Route: Glencliff Trail, Moosilauke Carriage Road, (Mt. Moosilauke), Moosilauke Carriage Road, Glencliff Trail
With a nice weather forecast and a rare Tuesday night free, I opted to head over to Glencliff and hike Mt. Moosilauke.
The first mile or so of the Glencliff Trail was snow free with a few wildflowers. Above there, monorail started develop. Reaching the steeps, I donned my snowshoes for the climb to the ridge. While there was still a good four feet of snow or so on the upper portion of the trail, the snow line was down by a good four or five feet from a few weeks earlier.
Walking into the alpine zone, I took off my snowshoes and barebooted the rest of the way to the summit. From there, I had excellent views (albeit hazy to the west) in all directions. While it looked like it would be a good sunset, I didn't want to wait around an hour for it.
The descent went smoothly and I was able to make it back to the trailhead without needing a headlamp.
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The Glencliff Trail trailhead at the edge of the parking area
A yellow violet near the Glencliff Trail
Looking up the Moosilauke Carriage Road on the way to the Mt. Moosilauke summit
Looking at the Franconias and Presidentials from Mt. Moosilauke
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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