|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Moosilauke , NH|
||Tunnel Brook Trail, Benton Trail, Beaver Brook Trail, Asquam Ridge Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Saturday, June 22, 2019|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant |
|Water Crossing Notes:
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
|Lost and Found:
||Convinced a non-redlining friend to go on a redlining adventure yesterday. |
Up Asquam Ridge trail, with side trips to summits of Mt Jim and Mt Blue, then Beaver Brook trail to the very windy summit of Moosilauke, down the Benton trail, and south on the Tunnel Brook trail to Long Pond Road, ending at Glencliff.
15 miles total with 12.5 new redline miles. An epic day with great trails, a little rain, hail, thunder, sun, wind, and fantastic views.
Having now taken every trail up Moosilauke, Asquam was my favorite. Nice gradual grades through beautiful forest.
Going down Benton was a lot of slick wet rock, with 3 slip and falls for me but luckily no injuries.
Tunnel Brook was just as I hoped it would be, mostly level with some easy grades passing by a lovely area of beaver ponds, with numerous river crossings (some a bit tricky without wet feet). A few slightly grassy/brushy areas (with only 2 ticks on Steve, none on me) and a few recent reroutes with fresh blazes, mostly easy to follow.
PS: To the redliners, Barbara and Brian (?), we met on Benton trail who were worried about the condition of Tunnel Brook and are awaiting a report, do it! It's a great trail. 🙂
Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.