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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Moosilauke (attempt), NH
Trails
Trails: Tunnel Brook Road, Benton Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Had to park and walk a half hour to the trail head on what appeared to be an old road now covered in logs to prevent vehicle use. Parking for 5 or so vehicles  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Ice - Breakable Crust, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow - Wet/Sticky, Mud - Significant, Snow - Spring Snow, Leaves - Significant/Slippery, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Had to cross a large brook right in the beginning. Would be easy in summer months I'm sure and I had no problem today really just had to walk upstream a little. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Multiple blowdowns. Some you had to climb over or go under. One of the less maintained trails on the mountain by the looks but its still early in the season  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Probably a fine trail for a dog that hikes. Definitely didn't see any 
Bugs
Bugs: None 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Rained all day. I was slightly unprepared as I was wearing jeans but I did have a nice patagonia shirt for a base layer that worked well. Did t get cold until near the top. We made it to the junction with Beaver Brook Trail and decided to turn back just to be safe as two of us were wet and we didn't know how difficult the descent would be. Micro spikes would have made the summit a sure thing but we didn't have them (gotta get some!). Some spots were boiler plate ice and we simply walked the edge and hung onto trees. I'm fairly novice and I wasn't stressed a bit, but the danger was still there. Beautiful trail that I plan to hit again and finish!  
Name
Name: DLarryous 
E-Mail
E-Mail: d.lefebvre0929@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2016-05-04 
Link
Link: http:// 
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