|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Moosilauke, NH|
||Glencliff Trail, Carriage Road|
|Date of Hike:
||Sunday, May 24, 2020|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||3 cars upon arrival (7:20AM), 2 NH, 1 MA (ours). 6 cars upon return (2 NH, 3 MA) @ 2:30 PM (we're slow hikers- family of 5 including an 8 yr old!), but presume there were more cars in and out of the lot during the day based on folks passing us. |
||Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Ice - Blue, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow/Ice - Postholes, Slush |
||Light Traction |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||Minor, snowmelt etc. |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||Blowdowns @ 2.1 mile from trailhead; easy enough to go over for time being. |
||A few doggos, most on leash when passing (including ours!). Dogs seem to be loving the trails! |
||Lower elevations as the temps got warmer on descent- probably 1.5 miles of trail. |
|Lost and Found:
||Trail is in decent shape. Ice (2-3 in packed) starts 2 miles up, gets deeper and eroding monorail goes all the way to ridge. Ridge has mix of snow and mud; summit approach is dry (last 0.5 mile). Melting as day went on made for challenging decent. Traction absolutely recommended; our "stableIcers" weren't quite adequate (oops). Watched a couple of folks in sneakers with no traction really struggling and they hadn't gotten to the worst of the snow/ice. |
Not overly crowded, but few people other than us wearing masks when passing other hikers. Summit had a decent number of folks (~30) spread around and respecting social distancing, but passing on trail was trickier to maintain spacing, but most hikers really tried hard to do so.
Beautiful views, gorgeous day!
||Ryan Turncliff |
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.