Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Moosilauke, NH
Trails: Gorge Brook Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, October 19, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Lord almighty, I've never seen so many cars at a trailhead. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Ice - Black, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Wet Trail, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All bridged 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Looking pretty good, although the spruce it growing in tight up high. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: No problems for pups, our's had a blast. 
Bugs: All dead and gone >:) 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Started seeing trace snow at about 3600' which is about when the melting rime ice started dripping on us. The trail was damp, but there were some icy patches above 4000'. Beware of the temperature, as it could all refreeze. It's black ice, so spikes wont help much. There isn't any real snow up high, just loads of rime ice (like 3-4" long feathers). There is one notable mud/water pit 20' long shortly after you hit the first open spur, it is barely rock hop-able (assuming no ice). Waterproof footwear is advisable, although not strictly required. Was planning on following the carriage road to snapper, but decided not to subject the dog to the extra exposure. Gorge brook trail has a very consistently moderate grade, very easy (for a mountain this big).  
Name: Tom J 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-10-19 
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