"Trips White" Mount Waumbek, Moriah, and Carrigain in One Day for Completion of the NH White Mountains 48 - 4000's

Date of Hike: 9/6/09

Mount Waumbek
Starr King Trail: 7.2 miles (2,500 elevation gain)
Mount Moriah
Cater Moriah Trail: 9.0 miles (3,400 elevation gain)
Mount Carrigain
Signal Ridge Trail: 10 miles (3,250 elevation gain)
Total Miles: 26.2 (9,150 elevation gain)

Trip Report:
- Solo hike, clear skies, no wind, 75+ mile visibility, temps 45-65 degrees, all trails in great shape
- AT through-hikers on Moriah summit going north to south
- Met a couple on Cater Moriah Trail who were geocaching (People use a GPS to hide and seek containers and find burried treasures) this couple told me they just found some money
- Traffic for Mount Washington Auto Road backed up on Route 16, you could see the sun reflecting off the cars that were at a stand still all the way up to the summit
- Great views from observation tower on Mount Carrigain summit, pretty sure I could see at least 42 of the 48-4000 footers
- First mile down from Carrigain summit was excruciating, ran out of adrenaline and worn down, then caught a 2nd or in this case probably an 8th wind and descended at a good pace
- I've learned this summer on hikes over 20+ miles that stepping in the soft/packed mud that sinks only about a 1/2 inch to an inch is easy on your feet and quite delightful!
- This hike marks the completion of the 48 - 4000 foot mountains of NH

- Starr King Trailhead 6:10am (211.5 miles) on trail 6:20/summited 7:25/finished 8:50 (temps 45-50)
- Carter Moriah Trailhead 9:10am (18.5 miles) on trail 9:20/summited 11:20/finished 1:00 pm (temps 55-60)
- Signal Ridge Trailhead 2:00pm (34.5 miles) on trail 2:10/summited 4:30/finished 6:50 (temps 50-65)
- 211.5 miles to Mount Waumbek, 53 miles between Waumbek-Moriah-Carrigain, 218 miles home, 482.5 total miles driven
- Left RI at 3am back home at midnight

Pictures: Click here to view all pictures

 View from from summit of Mount Starr KingNorthern Presidential Range
 Looking north from Mount Carrigain Summit to Crawford Notch and the Presidential Range Pemigewasset Wilderness Signal Ridge

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