After three days of rain, the skies finally parted and we had a gorgeous late fall day for the Moosilauke Time Trial this year. Early morning temperatures touched the freezing point, and even left some ice on the sign at the summit, but they had warmed up into the 40s and 50s by midday and allowed everyone to hike down comfortably and lounge on the lawn afterward. The weekend was also the celebration of the 75th anniversary of the Ravine Lodge, so it was great to see so many alumni back enjoying the mountain and its environs.
Moosilauke’s 4802′ summit sign coated in ice
Fabian Stocek ‘17 of the men’s nordic team led the way this year with a time of 38 minutes, good for 25th on the all-time list. Kevyn Read ‘18 posted a respectable sub-50 minute effort on his first trip up the mountain to win for the alpine men. Emily Hannah ‘16 and Meg Lane ‘17 duked it out for top spot on the women’s nordic team, with Emily eeking out a six-second victory. Anne Strong ‘16 posted the fastest time for the alpine women – not quite under an hour, but oh, so close – and good for 36th all time.
Full results and the historical record dating back to 1989 can be found here: http://www.dartmouth.edu/~dartski/team/moosilauke.htm
Austin Caldwell ’15 approaches the Snapper Trail turn-off
The Dartmouth Ski Team will host its annual Moosilauke Time Trial on Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 10am.
Starting at the Ravine Lodge, athletes will ascend over 3 miles and 2000 vertical feet up the Gorge Brook Trail to the summit. Women will start first at 30 second intervals, followed by the men.
Everyone will be chasing Kris Freeman’s 2010 record of 35:16. Last year’s winners, Annie Hart ’15 and Erik Fagerstrom ’15 have both graduated so we will crown two new champions this time around. Check out the historical record stretching back to 1989 and feel free to throw your hat into the ring by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. If maximal uphill efforts aren’t your thing, please still come out to enjoy the hike and cheer on the team!
Erik Fagerstrom opens up above treeline on his way to the summit in 2013.
The Dartmouth Ski Team’s annual Moosilauke Time Trial will be held on Saturday, October 19th. Starting at the Ravine Lodge, both the cross country and alpine teams will travel 3.2 miles and 2250 feet up the Gorge Brook Trail. Friends and alumni are welcome to join in too. Start time is 10am.
Two years ago, the race was canceled due to a freakish late October snowstorm that dumped 6 inches in downtown Hanover. Last year, a cold rain was falling at the bottom, the middle section of the trail was frozen mud, and the top was covered in ice – making conditions unforgiving the whole way up. This year, the weather forecast looks promising and the trail should be in good shape after a dry fall. Rumor even has it that Kris Freeman will be back to take aim at his 2010 course record of 35:16. Check out the historical record for all past results. Hope to see you there!