Moriah

4049′
Carter Moriah Trail
9 miles

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It was cloudy morning with rain in the forecast.  Figuring that it would be sloppy I had some lower peaks planned for the day. The rain was not expected till later in the day so I decided that Moriah would be a good place to start my day.

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The trail conditions got very sloppy but held firm for a while. I put on snow shoes about mile in to help with post holes. I would recommend them for the next couple weeks as the snow is melting heavily. Unless of corse yoh like the extra workout on the legs. Lucy and I had a short break on the ledges of Surprise. Lucy never let’s me rest for long though.
We met 5 other hikes on the trail today. It was a peaceful hike with lots of solitude.

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The summit was very nice for the day. It was not very cold either. Lucy and I had a snack while I looked at the cloudy mountain scape around us.

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We did not waste any time getting off the mountain. My ambitions were still high and I was ready to get some more hiking in. Lucy and I made our way for Waumbek next. Once we got to Starr King trailhead I noticed large dark clouds settling in. I thought better of starting another hike. It started raining around 3:30. I made a sandwich. Afterwards I laid down in the back of the car. I fell asleep with Lucy. When we woke up it was around 5:30. We started the hike. It was very sloppy and wet. The winds were ramping up and the temps were dropping. I made it to the pine corridor on Starr King trail and decided that I was not feeling this hike. I turned around. Better let it freeze back up overnight and try again tomorrow. Let down with the single peak I made my way back to the car. Tomorrow is another day. I met a friend for dinner and planned my Sunday. Great day regardless on Moriah.

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