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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Moosilauke , NH
Trails
Trails: Tunnel Brook Trail, Benton Trail, Beaver Brook Trail, Asquam Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, June 22, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: 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. 🙂  
Name
Name: peakdancer 
E-Mail
E-Mail: akley23@hotmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-06-23 
Link
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