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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Moosilauke, Mt. Moosilauke - South Peak, Mt. Blue, Mt. Jim, NH
Trails
Trails: Gorge Brook Trail, Carriage Road, South Peak Spur, Beaver Brook Trail, herd paths, Asquam Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Wednesday, August 25, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked at hiker parking Ravine Lodge Road. no vehicles on arrival 18 on return approx 1030 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Bridged no issue 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Gorge Brook Trail in great shape Beaver Brook has two blowdowns 1 has been cut either step or squeeze by. The second is a slight duckunder.Got distracted and passed under at wrong angle and conked my head...Asquam Ridge Trail has 7 blowdowns 4 of which are minor stepovers. 1 is blocking the trail herdpath is going around.1 duck under and 1 large stepover 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: none 
Bugs
Bugs: not biting 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: found a 2nd quarter in two days lmk if yours🙂 
 
Comments
Comments: Awesome sunrise hike of the Moose followed by the other peaks.I wasnt sure if id see the sun as summit was mostly socked in. Shortly before sunrise the skies cleared for a spectacular colorful sunrise. After going over to S Peaki retraced my steps and headed down Beaver Brook Trail. There is a well established herdpath to the summit. First time on Asquam Ridge Trail and what a gem! Definitely seems to be a trail less traveled. Gentle grades and a really nice trail. Unfortunately when taking the established herdpath to what seemed like the highpoint of Mt Jim there was no canister or even a cairn but a pile of human waste and tp. A helpful tool for my pack is a Deuce#2 UL trowel. it weighs almost nothing and at 20 bucks its a deal. it was nice chatting with the two of only 3 hikers i crossed paths with not far from Merrill Loop.
 
Name
Name: scottb  
E-Mail
E-Mail: mainebeefman@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-08-25 
Link
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