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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Moosilauke, NH
Trails
Trails: Beaver Brook Trail, Benton Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, March 18, 2016
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Blue, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow - Wet/Sticky 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All crossings are manageable 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: One blown down on the cascades, I cleared two others 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: No pups 
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: I left the 112 lot @ 6:00 Thurs in clearing skies but a forecast of an approaching cold front. The lower trail was soft snow and micros worked fine. At the first cascade, ice flows were everywhere so I switched to crampons and never took them off. I stayed at Beaver Brook Shelter, and hit the trail @ 7:30 am in light snow and falling temps. Trail was packed snow with a few ice flows around Mount Blue. Summit was in the clouds with 50 + winds, snow and sub-freezing temps. I tagged the summit and got off. Descent was dicey as the soft ice flows of Thurs. evening had turned to snow covered boiler plate. Sharp crampons will be the only way to go on this trail as temps drop. Skies cleared out as I hit the lot.  
Name
Name: Sundance 
E-Mail
E-Mail: davidlarocque@cox.net 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2016-03-18 
Link
Link: http:// 
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