Moore Mountain is really not much more than a big bump (actually, a series of them) on the ridge of the Aldrich Mountains between Fields Peak and McClellan Mountain. It also sits on the ridge near the spot where the ridge from Moon Mountain intersects it. The north side is characterized by forests while the south side is mostly just low scrub. The Aldrich Mountains are named after Oliver Aldrich who was killed by Indians on the nearby mountain that now bears his name. The Aldrich Mountains also are part of the larger Blue Mountains.
Why climb Moore Mountain? Well, the question is really why not. The somewhat popular trail that links Fields and McClellan goes right around the base of Moore Mountain. If coming from the Fields Peak end of the McClellan Mountain Trail, you hike right past a wooden sign that identifies it as Moore Mountain. Whether Moore Mountain suffers from an identity crisis is not known but you may as well bag this one on your hike. There is no trail to the top, just head cross country to the highest point. If you are hiking in poor visibility you may be deceived into thinking you are at the summit though, just make sure you climb up to the top of 3 bumps to a small cairn at the summit. Views on clear days are great and include Strawberry Mountain to the east as well as the surrounding peaks of the Aldrich Range.