Since summer was starting to wind down and I was well off my pace from last year, I wanted to start a barrage of hiking every weekend to wind up my summer hiking.  For the first hike, I decided to go after Moriah since it was a long drive and I still had plenty of day light to work with.  I got to the trail head around noon and set off on my hike.

IMG_2159

Moriah is really a tail of two trails as the lower half had almost no rocks while the upper half was one giant slab of rock hiking.  I breezed through the first half and was surprised when I found myself already at Mount Surprise which is really just the beginning of the slab sorrows on Mount Moriah.  There was a few other groups stopped here so I took a quick break and moved on.

IMG_2161

Things got really interesting in the slab section.  According to my handy White Mountain Hiking Guide(ding, ding), it could even become dangerous on the slabs when wet.  I cast a weary eye at the overcast skies and picked up my pace a bit.  After some quality gasping time, I finally made it to the ridge trail that actually had some glimpses of dirt before making my finally assault on the summit.

IMG_2165 IMG_2164

The summit had a nice panorama where you could actually see for 360 degrees around.  I enjoyed some relaxing time before heading back down to beat the rain that seemed headed my way.  26 down, 22 to go!!

IMG_2173

 

Categories: Hiking

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

*

Improve Your Life, Go The myEASY Way™
Skip to toolbar