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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Moosilauke, NH
Trails
Trails: Glencliff Trail, Carriage Road
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, March 21, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: All good. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow - Spring Snow 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction, Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: all bridges and snowbridges intact, though the stream near Hurricane Trail junction will open up soon. Then it's a short hop. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: all blowdowns clear. but some overhead brushing would help near the top of the trail; four-foot snowpack leaves little headroom. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Trail is in great shape; in early morning, it was hard-packed all the way up, with crunchy surface (and a few icy spots) up to about 3,700', then a powdery (but firm) surface from there to the Carriage Rd. Junction. Great conditions for microspikes. Snow depth at junction approx 48-55". From there to the summit was crunchy or icy. On the summit cone most snow has blown or melted away, leaving a thin layer of hardpack or ice on the trail - just enough to keep your microspikes on all the way to the top.

In late morning, 10-11am as I was descending through lower elevations, the trail surface became softer and wetter – so hikers at mid-day or afternoon should expect softer conditions.  
Name
Name: David Kotz 
E-Mail
E-Mail: dfkotz@mac.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-03-21 
Link
Link: http://davidkotz.org/2021/03/21/moosilauke-5/ 
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