Hiking Moosilauke on Easter and Tax Day

Hiking Moosilauke on Easter and Tax Day

Hiking Mt. Moosilauke – a Tale of Two Weekends

 

10 Miles, 4,802 ft.

 

 April 8 & 15, 2012

 

The Prouty Mountaineering Program

(the first Prouty Challenge Event benefitting Dartmouth-Hitchcock Norris Cotton Cancer Center)

 

Wes Chapman

 

 Mt. Moosilauke April 8, 2012 – a frosty, windy Easter

 

 Mt. Moosilauke – April 15, 2012 – a warm and wonderful day

 

Mt. Moosilauke – Hikes on Easter and Tax Day

 

Spring brings a lot of changes in the weather, and these are amplified in the mountains. The last two Sundays have seen: 1) horrible, cold weather with 60 mph winds, and 2) gorgeous weather, and mild spring breezes with 60 degree temperatures. I had the opportunity to visit Mt. Moosilauke with my friend Rick Morse in both.

 

I’ve written much about Mt. Moosilauke – I’ll let the photos from these hikes speak for themselves. Enjoy.

Easter hike up Glen Cliff Trail in fresh snow

The Tax Day hike – Rick Morse, following climbing beavers

Rick Morse, dressed for the weather on Easter

Wes dressed for a warm lunch on the summit

 

Baby & Ted – ears flying in the breeze on Easter

 

Enjoying the “bald place” of Moosilauke

 

Mt Washington and the Presidential Range from the summit

 

Franconia Ridge

 A sporting climb on a warm day up the Beaver Trail

Adios from Mt Moosilauke

Wes Chapman
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