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bikehikeskifish
02-03-2012, 08:56 PM
Moriah via Carter Moriah Trail from Bangor Road. The trails are in fine shape, with no visitors since last weekend, until today. 1-2" of new snow with a fine crust and then a dusting on top of that. I wore my snowshoes from the car to the summit and back to the hardwoods (below the lowest slab) and bare-booted the rest of the way. Round-trip time was about 5 hours (trails are in fine shape. Did I mention the trails are fast right now?)

For a day that couldn't make up its mind on weather, it turned out spectacular. Franconia Notch had a cloud or two, as did a few other peaks, but the Presidential Range was wide open, save for a beauty of a lenticular cloud. I was not expecting such beautiful views today, but was delighted to have them.

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First views from the lowest slab

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Several hundred feet higher

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Nearing the "summit" of Mount Surprise

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Presidential Range and lenticular cloud from Moriah's summit

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A few clouds cling to the summits on the way down.

All photos (https://picasaweb.google.com/102470229665583617112/Moriah20120203#)

Tim