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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Moosilauke, Mt. Jim, NH
Trails
Trails: Asquam Ridge Trail, bushwhack, Gorge Brook Trail, Beaver Brook Trail, herd path
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, September 18, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: No issues on Ravine Lodge Road, though its clear people do not read the 'no hiker parking' sign 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: No issues 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A few down on Asquam, larger diameters, they have been delimbed or trail creep around them. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Plenty of doggoes out enjoying the day 
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: A FINE day in the forest! Thankfully had company today for a bit of off trail excitement. We began on the Asquam Ridge Trail and then utilized a relitively easy to follow main line skid road. We then on and off played on the spur lines rejoining the main line. It is gorgeous construction, built to last, obviously, with a stone wall on each side and a drainage ditch parrallel to it. As we got higher up, we opted for a more direct approach but continually kept running into the skidder road at our perpendicular. There are SO many sidings out there. It would be a fun project to map them all. Lots of evidence of moose and bear. We utilized the lovely open westerly ridgeline of Jobildunc Ravine and ran into the Gorge Brook Trail around 3900. If anyone has more information pertaining to these - please reach out. I have so many questions! From there, we got to witness a Grid finish on the summit. We took Beaver Brook back down to Asquam Ridge. Skipped Blue, but grabbed Jim. Poked around on Blue Ridge for a hot minute near Waternomee, did not note any paths but saw a nice swath to try it, probably turning to jailcell just out of eyesight. Got the 1.9 I needed from BB to Al Merrill loop. Only about 8 miles left to redline the area! Ran into hiker Ed, sporting a new, even more loony vanity!  
Name
Name: The Teal Goat, Sparrow, Kiwi, HoneyBadger 
E-Mail
E-Mail: sea2thebiscuit@yahoo.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-09-18 
Link
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