Mount Moriah (NH) Climber's Log

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technicolorNH

technicolorNH - Apr 24, 2016 8:14 pm Date Climbed: Apr 23, 2016

Blue bird day via the Carter Moriah TH  Sucess!

Didn't start until 3 PM so the rain earlier in the day had a chance to clear off. Two hours and thirty three minutes to the top with microspikes; I liked the open rock slabs on the way up. When you reach the massive free standing glacial erratic on your right on the ascent you are more than 75% to the summit.

Flanders

Flanders - Dec 27, 2014 3:29 pm Date Climbed: Sep 27, 2014

Hot day, cool hike  Sucess!

Was longer than expected - very easy hike other than the wet granite. Hadn't rained in 10 days and was 80 out and granite was still weeping water - can't imagine it is ever dry.

sredfern

sredfern - Nov 9, 2014 6:54 am Date Climbed: Nov 8, 2014

Winter-like  Sucess!

Climbed Moriah with my son (and best hiking buddy) from the Rattle River trailhead. The trailhead had traces of light sleet but the higher we climbed the more continuous the snow became. By the time we were nearing the summit there was 4-5 inches of snow and rhyme ice on the tress making for a beautiful winter scene on the summit. The views south to the Carters was fantastic!

It is now time for the microspikes/cramp-ons and gaitors to come out. We left our gaitors in the car and regretted it, I did not realize so much snow fell since midweek when I last check local summit webcams for wildcat. Microspikes made the climb more sure footed.

Temps were cold on the summit in the low 20s but the winds were light. The gales were not supposed to come in until the evening so we bagged the peak and headed down via the Stony Brook Trail. We had planned to do the Carters as well but the icy snowy conditions made travel slower than the week before when I bagged 6 peaks in a weekend so we had to take the escape chute before ending up hiking by headlamp in gales over the Dome later that evening.

Brian Jenkins

Brian Jenkins - Oct 6, 2014 2:24 am Date Climbed: Sep 27, 2014

Number Two of Trip  Sucess!

Cool hike. Liked the open slabby areas but they can be slimy and very slippery when moist. Number two of my trip to NH to hike with Flanders. Met a woman who only had one more 4000er to get and we convinced her to try Washington the next day. Hope she got it.

ljbailey

ljbailey - Sep 20, 2014 2:28 pm Date Climbed: Sep 13, 2014

nice group hike  Sucess!

This was a nice start of the carter/wildcat trek

JRaphaelson

JRaphaelson - Apr 7, 2013 8:47 pm Date Climbed: Apr 5, 2013

Route Climbed: Carter-Moriah Trail  Sucess!

Beautiful night hike ending with a perfect sunset over the Presidentials.

LDuszer

LDuszer - Aug 8, 2011 7:39 pm Date Climbed: Jul 29, 2011

Fun hike from the south  Sucess!

Climbed it with my dad, heading up to it from the south along the Carter-Moriah Trail. Nice views at the top (including a male spruce grouse).

ZeeJay

ZeeJay - Jan 29, 2011 10:27 am Date Climbed: Mar 20, 1999

Nice hike  Sucess!

Wanted to do Mt Washington but got snowed out so settled for this one. The only successful summit in a one week trip. Also failed on Adams and Jefferson. Also climbed it in the summer in the 1980's.

Alika

Alika - May 14, 2010 1:45 pm

Traversed the whole carter-moriah group  Sucess!

Also did all the sub-peaks

Grampahawk

Grampahawk - Sep 18, 2009 4:29 pm

Perfect trip  Sucess!

We had perfect Sept weather. Cool nights, warm days. Stayed at the Rattle River shelter. No bugs. Awesome time.

TLP

TLP - Jan 5, 2009 12:45 pm Date Climbed: Sep 16, 2008

Stony Brook Trail  Sucess!

So I took the Stony Brook Trail to the Carter-Moriah Trail which I liked. It was one of those days where the clouds go in and out. It was a long drive back from Gorham to NJ.

Tahawus

Tahawus - Aug 12, 2008 6:06 pm Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2007

Mount Moriah  Sucess!

Climbed with North Carter, Lethe, Middle Carter and South Carter via the Carter-Moriah Trail from Pinkham Notch. A nice day to be on the Appalachian Trail. Had the most amazing sunset from the Imp Campsite the night before. Great views from the summit of the Presidential and Mahoosuc Ranges.

Turbo

Turbo - Jul 30, 2008 11:13 pm Date Climbed: Jul 16, 2008

AT SoBo

Southbound thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail.

bewencher

bewencher - May 26, 2008 8:57 am Date Climbed: May 23, 2008

Carter-Moriah Trail  Sucess!

Good day to be in the mountains. Glad I wasn't caught above the ledges when the rain came. I don't recommend this trail for dogs unless they are good at bushwacking as the ledges could pose some issues for them. Also, Bangor Road is currently getting worked on (water pipes, I believe) so just beware that you might have to wait a bit. The parking at the trailhead is also minimal, so be conscious of where you park and where the construction equipment will need to go.

WickedRugged

WickedRugged - May 12, 2008 10:55 am Date Climbed: May 10, 2008

Carter-Moriah Trail from Gorham  Sucess!

A lot more snow than expected above 3K feet, hit this summit around noon and the views were great, perfect weather. Continued along to North, Middle and South Carter.

eric-griz

eric-griz - Dec 1, 2007 10:39 am Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2000

From Imp Campsite  Sucess!

Got a great sunset the previous night. Awoke and traversed Moriah, then made it to US-2 and hitched into Gorham.

Enapai

Enapai - Sep 24, 2007 4:13 pm Date Climbed: Sep 24, 2007

Route Climbed: Carter-Moriah Trail from Gorham  Sucess!

Well, with the Indian Summer, I had to get out and enjoy temps in the mid 70s!! Fine day, hardly a cloud in the sky. Perfect views. I came back to get this one in the summer. In April 07, a friend and I lost the trail on the ledges due to the 4+ ft of snow. The fall colors were starting to come out and looked quite nice.

MoapaPk

MoapaPk - Jul 25, 2007 12:24 am Date Climbed: Jul 10, 1974

symbolic  Sucess!

I backpacked over the peak with My Friend Tom F. Tom and I always planned to meet again for a trip in later years. In 2004 I lost my chance, as Tom died suddenly at age 50. I plan to climb another Moriah someday, partly as remembrance.

Exact date is a bit unclear. Part of a 300 mile trek on the AT. Went from the P Notch to Imp Cabin the day before (over Wildcats and Carters), then over Moriah next morn.

woodstrider

woodstrider - Oct 15, 2006 5:33 pm Date Climbed: Sep 8, 2002

Backpack to Peakbag  Sucess!

Hot and dry and clear as a bell.

WhiteLief

WhiteLief - Aug 25, 2006 1:08 am Date Climbed: Aug 23, 2006

Superb!  Sucess!

Climbed Carter-Moriah trail from Gorham. Some clouds over the Presis finally cleared, visibility was excellent, trail in great condition, and the company--Denise, climbing her first mountain(!!)--could not have been better. The trip was made ever more delightful by the company of Ron and his wonder-dog, Teddy.

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