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Peaks
Peaks North Moat Mountain, NH
Trails
Trails: Moat Mountain Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, August 11, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: I was the only one in the lot at 6:00am. When I left around 11, it was overflowing onto West Side Road due to the Diana's bath tourists. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Water was low at all crossings so just an easy rock hop over 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trail was in great shape. it would be nice to have a few more markers, but this trail has never had an abundance 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw a few on the way out, but they were most likely just headed to the Baths 
Bugs
Bugs: only a few black flies on the way down 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Gorgeous morning for a climb. I had the entire mountain to myself for most of the day, I didn't see any other hikers until I was 1/3 of the way down.

I always forget how steep this trail is. The first 2.6 miles is a flat walk through the woods to the junction with Attitash, then it goes up fast. All of the elevation gain is in the last 2 miles.

The summit was a little chilly just after 8am especially when the wind would gust, but the views were unreal: Crystal clear air for miles and miles. As much as I wanted to linger, the wind was brutal so I snapped a few pictures, slammed my victory beer, then got my butt back into the trees where it was warmer.


 
Name
Name: Woody 
E-Mail
E-Mail: woodmanworldwide5@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-08-12 
Link
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