Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Moosilauke, NH
Trails: Beaver Brook Trail, Benton Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, July 2, 2017
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: parking at the trail head was abundant at 7:30AM, but full when I returned at 1:30PM. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Significant 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: a crossing just near the trail head was the only area that needed significant thought. I walked over it on a felled tree. Elsewhere, rock hopping was needed and not too difficult. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Lots of dogs. All very friendly. 
Bugs: No notable bugs. Although, I wear repellent. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Good news and bad news about the torrential rain yesterday.
Good news is that the brook was running very fast and provided some fantastic scenery.
Bad news is that the trail had running water almost the entire way, and when there wasn't water there was mud.
I expected as much given how much rain we had.

The descent was kinda tricky given that everything was wet and slippery.

The rain washed out many roads on the westerly facing side of the Kinsman ridge (including Moosilauke).

All in all, a good day to be out hiking to see some amazing scenery. Unfortunately the summit was in the clouds when I was there.  
Name: dacomp5 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2017-07-02 
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