Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Moosilauke, Mt. Moosilauke - South Peak, NH
Trails: Ravine Lodge Road, Gorge Brook Trail, Carriage Road, South Peak Spur, Snapper Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, June 12, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
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.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All easy, although one bridge is showing its age.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A few blowdowns and a couple leaners 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw a few happy puppers. This is a great trail for them.  
Bugs: None 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: 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.  
Name: Woodman Worldwide 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-06-13 
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