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Mt. Surprise, Mt. Moriah|
Gorham, NH, Shelburne, NH, Bean's Purchase, NH
Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
Looking down the Carter Moriah Trail on the way to Mt. Surprise
Route: Carter Moriah Trail
Though a bit smokey from the wildfires in Quebec and quite hot, the afternoon weather was fairly decent. Starting at Bangor Street, I was able make decent time to Mt. Surprise, where I had hazy views of the Presidentials. Other than a few mosquitoes and deer flies, the bugs weren't too bad.
Beyond Mt. Surprise, the rougher footing on the trail, as well as some wet ledges (and a few small patches of mud and snow), slowed me a bit. It also seems that there's a new up-and-down on this section of trail every time I hike it. Nonetheless, I eventually made it to the summit of Mt. Moriah, where I had hazy views of the Presidentials, Evans Notch peaks, and Mahoosucs.
After a brief break (being hurried by the black flies), I turned around and descended, making it back to Bangor Street well before sunset.
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||Wednesday, June 2, 2010|
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The Carter Moriah Trail trailhead on Bangor Street
Looking at Mt. Washington from the ledges below the Mt. Surprise summit
Looking down the Carter Moriah Trail between Mt. Surprise and Mt. Moriah
Looking at Shelburne Moriah from Mt. Moriah
Directions to trailhead: Take Route 16 North to Gorham, then take US 2 East. Just after crossing the river, take a right onto Bangor Street. Trailhead is at the end of this street on the left. There is limited parking at the trailhead.
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