Mt. Moosilauke (4802)

Trail: Gorge Brook – Carriage Road – Snapper Tr.

Date: 10/12/2017

Attending: Simone, & John Chicoine

Miles: 3.7 up, 3.8miles down Time: 2.5 hours to summit. 6 hour total

AMC huts, / shelters / camping site: The New! Moosilauke Ravine Lodge

Weather: Sunny, clear, gentle cooling breeze

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Happy Birthday to me, (Well, close enough); and a better gift would be hard to beat. I do love Mt. Moosilauke.

The Gorge brook trail has been re-routed because of storm damage from several years ago. (this adds an extra 1/2mile.)

The trailhead has been relocated a 100yards up, (away from the lodge) because of the construction on the new Ravine lodge. I do suspect that this might be a permanent relocation; It doesn’t look like Dartmouth is going to be so open to having hordes of mountain stumble bums sullying up their new lodge. (I hope I’m wrong.) (I do have a strong suspicion that the lodge road may be open year-round.)

It’s always too long between visits to this grand summit. For Simone and I, it’s been at least 4 years. It’s good to know that we still got it. (Not that we were trying, best hike time ever.) Not bad for a couple of 64-year olds.


  1. Moosilauke1 Matt Leblank, Gabe, J&S (Winter 1998)
  2. Moosilauke2 Shawn, Ralph, Gabe, J&S (Winter 2000)
  3. Moosilauke3 Shawn, Ralph, Gary, Gabe, J&S (Winter 2002)
  4. Moosilauke4 Gary & Pete, Gabe, Noah, J&S (Winter 2003)
  5. Moosilauke5 J&S (Spring 2009)
  6. Moosilauke6 Chris, Joel, Shawn, J &S, (Fall 2011)
  7. Moosilauke7 J&S (Fall 2017)


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