|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Moosilauke, Mt. Moosilauke - South Peak, NH|
||Ravine Lodge Road, Gorge Brook Trail, Carriage Road, South Peak Spur, Snapper Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Friday, June 12, 2020|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Gate is closed 1/2 way down ravine lodge rd. Approx 1 mile walk to the trailhead. I was the 1st car at 5:30AM. Cars were parked on the side of the rd almost halfway back to the main road when I finished up at 10:30. |
||Dry Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||All easy, although one bridge is showing its age. |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||A few blowdowns and a couple leaners |
||Saw a few happy puppers. This is a great trail for them. |
|Lost and Found:
||Beautiful loop over Moosilauke with a quick side trip to south peak. |
Parked at the second gate on Ravine Lodge Rd and walked in to the trailhead.
Trail was in beautiful shape, very gentle grade. No snow or ice and only a few muddy spots which were easily avoidable.
Crossings were a breeze, although one of the bridges near the start of gorge Brook trail has seen better days, looking and feeling a little soft.
One blowdown that was an easy step over high on Gorge Brook and a couple on Snapper. There were a couple leaners on Carriage Rd before the Snapper junction. One will be significant when it cones down the rest of the way.
Didn’t see anyone until a group of thru hikers on the summit. Met a handful of friendly folks on my way down Carriage Rd and snapper. Several more were just starting up gorge Brook when I finished up. Met at least 20 on the road walk back to my car.
Zero bugs, gorgeous blue skies and just a slight wind on the summit.
Link to video below.
||Woodman Worldwide |
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.