Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Moosilauke, NH
Trails: Beaver Brook Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, March 28, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parking lot was busy, but there were a couple spots left 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Black, Ice - Blue, Ice - Breakable Crust, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Water crossings were easily manageable 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trail is easy to follow and only a couple blowdowns that were easily navigable 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Very icy for first two miles; difficult for pups heading down 
Bugs: None 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: First two miles are steep, but manageable on the way up. Used light traction with no issues. After the shelter, the trail flattens out with loosely packed snow. No postholing, but snowshoes would be good for this stretch. Summit was beautiful, as usual, with a handful of people and pups enjoying the views.

Trail changed drastically on the way down. All snow and traction is gone as it appears most were butt sliding the entire way down. All that remains is really thick, slick ice. Microspikes are not sufficient, had to switch to crampons. Appeared a few people butt slid off trail which is a little sketchy as this section is very narrow with drop offs to the brook.  
Name: Matt M 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-03-29 
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