Experience more of Moosilauke! In this run, we'll first ascend to the bare ridgeline of Mount Moosilauke, enjoying the views from from the South Peak and the true summit. We'll then curve around the east side of the mountain and into the woods, taking in Mt. Blue and Mt. Jim, subpeaks of the Moosilauke massif, and the headwaters of the Baker River. The day will end with one last climb back over the low ridge to our starting point. We'll cover about 14.3 miles and climb 4,600 feet in this loop. Our pace will be about 12-15 minutes/mile on easier terrain, slowing to a 20 minute power-hike on steep uphills or very technical sections. The priority is enjoying scenery and company rather than a hard workout. Some experience with trail running at or near this distance is required. The terrain varies from fairly smooth to quite poor footing. Due to severe exposure to the elements, this trip will be highly weather-dependent. We'll start early morning and finish in about 5 hours.
Jon finished a round of the New England Hundred Highest just before heading off to the Southwest for four years. He's thrilled to be back in New England and working seriously on the winter 4000-footers. Other fun had in the meantime includes the Pikes Peak Marathon and a rim-to-rim-to-rim run of the Grand Canyon. Goal-oriented but interested in keeping things safe and fun.