|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Moosilauke, NH|
||Gorge Brook Trail, Abandoned Gorge Brook Slide Trail, Carriage Road|
|Date of Hike:
||Thursday, June 10, 2021|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Parking at Moosilauke Ravine Lodge is back to what it used to be -- limited to one side of the road before the service road split. |
||Dry Trail |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||The first log bridge over Gorge Brook is still quite sketchy. Timbers are rotted and the railing is loose and wobbly. I'd recommend one person at a time at the moment. Hopefully DOC has it on their radar to replace this soon. |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||Gorge Brook Trail has a lot of erosion top to bottom, which is contributing to rock steps and water bars failing below Last Sure Water. Above this point, the trail corridor is becoming narrow and brushy. Three blowdowns in the switchbacks. No issues on Carriage Road. |
||They weren't too bad today, even in the woods. Above treeline there was a nice breeze. |
|Lost and Found:
||Some metal and plastic part at the summit. I carried it out. ||
||A beautiful day on the Moose! Early clouds cleared out for a bluebird day and million dollar (though hazy) views.|
The actual hiking trails are 99.9% dry. A bit too dry. The ascent up the slide was also mainly dry with just some minor wet areas to skirt around. It's become more overgrown since my last visit but the route is generally easy to follow if you are experienced with off-trail travel. Above the slide I lost the old trail and ended up emerging from the woods at a different point than in the past, but close enough.
Several people out, but fairly quiet at the summit with it being a weekday!
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.