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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: Sunday, January 21, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: plenty 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction, Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: the first one is starting to sound hollow 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: after the 2nd bridge and where the cascades start part of the trail is washed out, just use caution. blow downs at 3600 and 3800. the beaver brook trail sign at the summit was blown off about 10 feet away. i put it back on but its going to need new screws and washers to hold it 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: left Vaya at home not knowing what to expect on this trail today. dogs wouldn't have a good time on this route right now 
Bugs
Bugs: nada 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: nada 
 
Comments
Comments: all the way up through the cascades is fine. i wore snowshoes but weren't necessary. once you get past the shelter its like a bomb field of boot prints. The trail up high is not fun at all. i tried to smooth things out with my snowshoes as best i could but it didn't really help. in a few spots up higher the trail was a single boot print wide so i opted to make a new one where i could. there is basically no snow or drifts on the summit, its all ice and rock for now. very high wind gusts and very cold for my socked in sunrise. i wore Crampons down the cascades on my way out to help with the steeps. Gaia had it at 4:10  
Name
Name: R. Prudhomme 
E-Mail
E-Mail: rmprudhomme@yahoo.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-01-21 
Link
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