The Moose Trip Report

July 31, 1998

Peaks Hiked


DOC Ravine Lodge > Hurricane Tr. > Moosilauke Carriage Rd. and back.

Trip Report


Trip Report: Hurricane was flat and easy with two stream crossings over interesting bridges. One well constructed, the other scary. The Carriage Rd. was wide open with a constant, fatiguing, moderate slope. If you need to know what a switchback is, hike this trail. The lower half was full of tall grass and was slippery when wet. The top half was rocky, but not terrible. Beyond the snowmobile gate, which also marked timberline, I was in the clouds. I put on my jacket when I hit the scrub. The wind was blowing, it was very cold and the fog was very thick. The fog made the trail difficult to follow at times. At the summit, I found refuge behind a rock and waited there for the clouds to break. An hour and a half later they did. There was an old foundation on the summit. I returned by the same route, and seeing the now clear summit from south peak, I’m sorry I didn’t start later in the day to see the summit on approach. The return trip went quickly.

Of note

  • the trip felt long but wasn’t 5 hrs, 50 mins with a long break at the summit
  • Hey, DOC, do some trail maintenance: downed trees and overgrown grass need to be cleared
  • lots of boreal chickadees 
  • is there a more interesting walk up the mountain?