|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Moosilauke, NH|
||Ravine Lodge Road, Gorge Brook Trail, Carriage Road, Snapper Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Tuesday, April 5, 2016|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Snowy in midmorning, muddy in midafternoon. |
||Ice - Black, Ice - Blue, Snow - Drifts, Snow - Spring Snow |
||Light Traction |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||All bridged. Thanks DOC. |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||Trails are in great shape. Thanks DOC. :) |
|Lost and Found:
||Barebooted snow-covered Ravine Lodge Road, spikes on at Ravine Lodge. Ascended Gorge Brook Trail which was snow-covered ice and bony-ness. Light fluffy snow from yesterday 3-4", tiny drifts higher up. A bit of wind actually necessitated layering up above treeline. A few surprising knee-deep drifts on the ridge caused by the "snow fence effect" of the rocks bordering the trail, but snow was very light and easy to break through.|
Decided to do the loop, descending Carriage and Snapper and met two others just beyond summit. Snow was annoyingly sticky on Carriage Road causing big snowballing under spikes, not as bad on Snapper. Road was getting slightly muddy on the road walk out, and all the snow there had melted.
***More kudos to Lahout's in Lincoln for replacing yet another pair of broken Hillsounds. This store is awesome!!
||Snowflea & Fancypants |
Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.