The Mt. Moosilauke Hike, August 28, 2004
The weather could not have been much hotter or muggier. I knew it was going to be a hot one when the rocks along the trail were sweating, and it was only 8:00! Fortunately the forecasted showers and thunderstorms held off. Unfortunately, the mountain was pretty much in a cloud until I was half way down. Alas, it was the views along the trail which made this hike special. If you like cascading water, Beaver Brook has enough to keep you satisfied, and a half mile hike in affords some great picnic spots.
The Beaver Brook Cascades. The trail follows this brook for almost a mile.
|The trail along Beaver Brook is steep in places, but also very well maintained. The first mile and a half accounts for most of the vertical ascent.|
|The views at the top were a bit limited.|
|On top, in the clouds. In addition to the fine views, the wind was a steady 30 m.p.h.|