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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: Thursday, October 24, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: No issues. Tunnel Brook Road (still no signage at the jct. with 112) has been re-paved.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Leaves - Significant/Slippery 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Tunnel Brook is rock-hoppable at the moment. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: This was trail-work day on the Benton and the trail is in good shape. Two areas to notice: 1) There is a blowdown section right at the Tunnel Brook crossing (came down in the Halloween storm 2 years ago). I have re-routed the trail around to the right of this section - to the point where the best crossing is any way. 2) A hanging section (caused by tropical storm Sandy) to the east of Tunnel Brook - between the brook and a relatively new logging road which cuts over the trail - is now fully on the ground. Easy enough to climb over for now and it will be removed at some point.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Great trail for canines and our dog - Brandy - had a great day.  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Found: One hiking pole - wedged between rocks right in the middle of Tunnel Brook.  
 
Comments
Comments: The walk along the former Tunnel Brook Road (now part of Tunnel Brook tr.) is very easy and pleasant (great place to admire the damage done by tropical storm Irene). It has now been made even easier as some previously washed out culverts have been repaired. A connecting corridor to the west has been established - looks like preparation for snow-mobilers.

There is new signage (as of this past summer) at the TH, at the Benton-Tunnel Brook jct. and at the Beaver Brook-Benton jct.  
Name
Name: LongMark&Helle 
E-Mail
E-Mail: perfrost@yahoo.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-10-25 
Link
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