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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, April 22, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty at the lot off 112. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Wet/Sticky, Snow - Spring Snow 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: None to worry about 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Make sure to keep Beaver Brook in sight as you begin to ascent to the shelter. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Fine 
Bugs
Bugs: None 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: We followed previous tracks on Beaver Brook that led us off trail almost immediately after leaving the parking lot. This led us to be at least .5 miles off trail after climbing 1.5 miles directly up. A bushwack was required as we attempted to follow previous hikers that had also been led astray. We were eventually able to find the trail again and begin a slow, slog like climb to the summit. The trail had minimal signs of being broken out, and none of the breaking out had been attempted by snowshoes. All in all, it took almost 5 hours to summit with all the extra mileage and state of the trail. With all the snow around the summit, almost all signage was invisible. I highly doubt we would have been able to summit had a brave hiker with a GPS unit led the way earlier in the morning. I would let some serious melting occur before recommending this trail to anyone, it is currently in a fairly dangerous state.  
Name
Name: Tyler 
E-Mail
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-04-23 
Link
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