A Climb Dedicated to Martha Hay
Kilimanjaro – Yellow Ribbon Honoree
Moosilauke via the Glencliff Trail
7.5 miles, 4,802 ft.
February 10, 2013
I received a nice note yesterday from Martha Hay – a yellow ribbon honoree on Mt. Kilimanjaro. Martha spent part of her youth in Kenya, looking at Kilimanjaro – the great African sentinel mountain – from the Yngong Hills. Today I headed up Mt. Moosilauke with a fellow Kilimanjaro teammate, Rick Morse. Moosilauke is the western sentinel of the White Mountains in New Hampshire. Moosilauke affords spectacular views across the Valley into Vermont, as well as north and east into the Presidential Range and the rest of the White Mountains.
Winter storm Nemo just blew through, drawing some spectacularly clear Canadian air in its wake, and the day and the views were spectacular. The weather was cool and breezy on the summit – -10° and blowing 25-35 knots.
Martha, the Prouty Mountaineering Team – and extended family – send you our total support from the summit of Mt. Moosilauke on a splendid winter’s day.
The summit of Moosilauke
A Yellow Ribbon for Martha on Kilimanjaro
Mt Washington from the summit, spectacular on a clear winter day
Drifted snow on the Glencliff Trail
Rick enjoys the cool air and fresh breeze
Panorama to the Northeast
Presidential Ridge, Liberty and Flume
Wes enjoying the warmth of Rick’s new coat
Squam Lake – a panorama to the Southeast
Adios, from Mt. Moosilauke