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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Moosilauke, NH
Trails
Trails: Tunnel Brook Trail, Benton Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty of parking for 4-5 cars once you find the trailhead. It is not where the AMC guide says it is at the gate, but further up the road, immediately after a bridge and just as the road makes a sharp right. There is a hiker sign there but no sign saying that it is the Tunnel Brook Trail. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: The only major one was just rock hopping 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Benton Trail in great shape, one step over. The Tunnel Brook Trail from Tunnel Brook Road is easy enough to follow, but barely a trail. A combination of old road, washouts and, work arounds 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs: almost no bugs 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: found prescription glasses coming down Benton. Left them at the Tunnel Brook TH 
 
Comments
Comments: The Benton Trail was a real pleasure. Finding the Trail head for the first time to the Tunnel Brook Trail was a little hard. There is no sign on 112 naming the Tunnel Brook Rd. , and the trailhead is not at the only NFS gate that we passed going in the unnamed road. But, the Benton trailhead sign was 1.5 miles in from Tunnel Brook Rd., just like the book says. Windy and cool on the summit. Beautiful.  
Name
Name: GarretB 
E-Mail
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-07-19 
Link
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