Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Jim, Mt. Moosilauke, NH
Trails: Asquam Ridge Trail, Beaver Brook Trail, Benton Trail, Gorge Brook Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, June 4, 2017
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parking is limited due to the construction at the Moosilauke Ravine Lodge and there is a short extra road walk as a result.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All crossings were passable. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw a handful of dogs, all enjoying their trek. 
Bugs: Black flies in mass quantities at parking lot, conditions improved as we started hiking. Some mosquitoes along trail but never had to put on bug netting. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Keys to a Subaru with a yellow pocket knife keyring. Keys are hanging on the trailhead sign before the second gate on the road. 
Comments: Two AMC groups were headed to the summit of Moosilauke so we took the path that we knew would be less traveled, the Asquam Ridge Trail, for some solitude. We were not disappointed; not a soul was seen until the junction of the AT at the Beaver Brook Trail. It is a beautiful trail, I highly recommend it. Traversing on the Beaver Brook trail was extremely muddy due to the foot traffic, but nothing a pair of good boots couldn't handle and there were plenty of rocks to hop to avoid impacting the trail-bed. It was a partly cloudy day, but gorgeous views all around as we reached the summit. Did not stop for a summit photo, as there were swarms of people scattered about. Descending the Gorge Brook Trail was also busy with folks ascending the heavily used trail. More mud and rock hopping with all water crossings passable, most with hand crafted bridges. Back at the parking lot we saw cars parked along the side of the road quite a ways. In reflection, we were glad we chose an early start.  
Name: Shayla 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2017-06-06 
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