Thursday, September 18, 2014

My 17th (Mt. Moosilauke) 4,000 footer! (plus South Peak)

Finishing the "Southern Group", going right-to-left: Mount Passaconaway (8/21), Mount Whiteface (7/24), Middle Tripyramid and North Tripyramid (9/9), Mount Osceola and East Osceola (7/17), and Mount Tecumseh (6/22). Today's Mount Moosilauke is in the red circle:

Dartmouth maintains the Moosilauke Ravine Lodge on Ravine Road, so it is relatively easy to get "close" to the mountain. Up 93 to Exit 32, west on 112, then south on 118, then right up Ravine Road (dirt road, but graded):

Using Map My Walk, I went up the Gorge Brook Trail (3.1 miles) to the Mount Moosilauke summit. At the summit I saw one guy and then a dozen people, all wearing foul-weather gear (tops and bottoms) - I felt fine fine fine. I took a left (headed southwest) onto Moosilauke Carriage Road (which is the ridge road down to South Peak), and went 1.1 miles to South Peak (not "officially" a 4000 footer, but it was only an extra 0.1 miles to "bag" it). Then backtracked, then down Moosilauke Carriage Road 1.1 miles to Snapper Trail, then 3.0 miles back to my car. I had to be back in Manchester-by-the-Sea for dinner out tonight - I covered 8.71 miles in 3 hours 20 minutes. I covered about 4,600 feet in climbing elevation (2300 up and then back down):

Starting the day after breakfast-in-Boston:

I will be going up Gorge Brook Trail

You cross over Baker River:

and you eventually go back and forth across Gorge Brook:

The trail is very nice (and "not difficult"). Looking up the trail:

looking back down behind me:

there was a clearing on the trail

with a nice view to the east

A picture of the trail as it breaks free above the tree-line:

One of the AT hikers took my picture on the summit

my selfie on South Peak:

Going down the Carriage Road:

going back home on 118, there was a beautiful view:

and that's all for today! Thank you God for a GREAT DAY!

Thursday, September 18, 2014
144 miles -- Boston up 93 North to Exit 32 to trailhead parking lot (2 1/2 hours)
8.71 miles -- hiking (3 hours 20 minutes)
3 1/2 hours -- to get home (I don't like rush hour traffic!)

Continuing to listen to all my songs, in alphabetical order. I listened to 94 songs in the E's (well, maybe I skipped the slow jazz songs)
Electric Land Bad Company 10 From 6
Electrolite [Live] R.E.M. Live At The Olympia In Dublin (39 songs)
Elegia Adiemus Adiemus II: Cantata Mundi
Elegie Patti Smith Horses
Elemental Tears For Fears Elemental
Elevation U2 All That You Can't Leave Behind
Elevation U2 U218 Singles
The Eleven Grateful Dead Live Dead
The Eleven (Live) Grateful Dead Two From The Vault (2 cds)
Elgar / Something Inside Steve Erdody&Jonathan Rhys Meyers August Rush
Elgar: In The South, Op. 50, "Alassio" John Eliot Gardiner: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra Elgar: Enigma Variations
Elgar: Introduction & Allegro, Op. 47 John Eliot Gardiner: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra Elgar: Enigma Variations
Elgar: Pomp & Circumstance March #1 In D, Op. 39/1 Andrew Davis: BBC Symphony Orchestra Last Night Of The Proms - The 100th Season
Elias Dispatch Silent Steeples
Ellen's Song Cyrus Chestnut Genuine Chestnut
Ellen's Tune Bill Morrissey Night Train
Ellie's Love Theme Isaac Hayes Shaft
Ellis Island Big Head Todd & The Monsters Sister Sweetly
Eloise Bruce Springsteen Before The Fame (2 cds)
Elsa Bill Evans Complete Fantasy Recordings (Disc 2)
Elsewhere Sarah McLachlan Bridge School Concerts 25 (2 cds)
Elucidation Burton, Corea, Metheny, Haynes, Holland Like Minds
Elusive Butterfly Bob Lind AM Gold 1966
Elvis Big Head Todd & The Monsters Midnight Radio
Elvis At The Wheel Al Stewart Sparks of Ancient Light
Elvis Cadillac Rickie Lee Jones The Sermon On Exposition Boulevard
Elvis Presley and America U2 The Unforgettable Fire
Elysium (I Go Crazy) - Lee S Remix Ultrabeat V Scott Brown Clubmix 2006 [Disc 2]
Embola Bola (CateretĂȘ) Djavan Brazilian CafĂ©
Embraceable You Chris Botti To Love Again
Embraceable You / I Got It Bad (And That Ain't Good) Louis Prima & Keely Smith Live From Las Vegas
Embryonic Journey Jefferson Airplane Surrealistic Pillow
Emerald Forest Dan Gibson/Michael Maxwell Emerald Forest ~ A Celtic Sanctuary
Emerald Pavane Spencer Brewer, Eric Tingstad & Nancy Rumbel Emerald
Emily George Shearing - Jim Hall Playboy: Jazz After Dark II (2 cds)
Emily (Take 1) Bill Evans Live At Art D'Lugoff's: Top Of The Gate (2 cds)
Emily (Take 2) Bill Evans Live At Art D'Lugoff's: Top Of The Gate (2 cds)
Eminence Front The Who It's Hard
Eminence Front The Who The Who Live - Mansfield, MA - Sept 27, 2002 (2 cds)
Eminence Front [Live] The Who It's Hard
Emotion Destiny's Child The Concert For New York City [Disc 1]
An Emotional Time Hothouse Flowers Songs From The Rain
Emotional Weather Report Tom Waits Nighthawks At The Diner
The Emperor Of Wyoming Neil Young Neil Young
Empire Builder Peter Buffett Narada Collection 1
The Empress Ancient Future Asian Fusion
Empty Arms Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble The Real Deal: Greatest Hits Vol. 2
Empty Arms Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble The Sky Is Crying
Empty Glass The Who Who Are You
Empty Glass [Album Version] Pete Townshend Empty Glass
Empty Hands John Mellencamp The Lonesome Jubilee
Empty Pages Traffic Smiling Phases (2 cds)
Empty Sky Bruce Springsteen The Rising
Empty Spaces Pink Floyd The Wall (2 cds)
Empty-Handed Heart Warren Zevon Bad Luck Streak In Dancing School
Enchanted Delerium Karma
Enchanted Farm Forbidden Five Ultra-Lounge, Vol. 11: Organs in Orbit
Encore Various Artists Shape Cardio One
Encore Break Pearl Jam Live At Benaroya Hall (22-Oct-2003)
Encore Break Pearl Jam Live At Benaroya Hall (22-Oct-2003)
The End The Beatles Abbey Road
The End The Doors The Doors
The End of All Rivers Bruce Cockburn Slice O Life - Live Solo
The End Of An Aston Martin Nicholas Dodd Casino Royale
End Of The Game Pat Metheny Group First Circle
The End Of The Innocence Don Henley WZLX - From The Vaults
The End Of The Innocence [Album Version] Don Henley The Very Best Of Don Henley
End Of The Line Traveling Wilburys Traveling Wilburys, Vol. 1
End Of The Night The Doors The Doors
End Of The Road Eddie Vedder Into The Wild
End Of The World Trinity Pipes Finally
The End Theme Isaac Hayes Shaft
End To End Blondie Greatest Hits: Sound & Vision
The End's Not Near Band Of Horses Music From The OC: Mix 6
Endgame R.E.M. Out Of Time
Endings Michael Jones 20 Years Of Narada Piano [Disc 1]
Endless Deep U2 B-Sides 1980-1990
Endless Highway Bob Dylan/The Band Before The Flood (2 cds)
Energy Collective Soul 7even Year Itch: Collective Soul Greatest Hits 1994-2001
Engines Snow Patrol A Hundred Million Suns
English Curse Frank Turner England Keep My Bones
The English Roses The Pretenders Pretenders II
The English Roses (live) The Pretenders Pretenders II (Disc 2)
Englishman In New York Sting Nothing Like The Sun
Enlightenment Van Morrison Best Of Van Morrison Volume Two
Enlightenment Van Morrison Enlightenment
Enough Of The Night Jackson Browne Solo Acoustic, Vol. 2
Enough Of The Night Jackson Browne World In Motion
Enough To Be On Your Way James Taylor Greatest Hits Volume 2
Enter/Other Q-Burns Abstract Message Oeuvre
Enterlude The Killers Sam's Town
The Entertainer Billy Joel Greatest Hits, Vol. 1 & 2 [Disc 1]
The Entertainer KT Tunstall Tiger Suit
Entry Point Pat Metheny Orchestrion

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