Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Moosilauke, NH
Trails: Tunnel Brook Road, Benton Trail, Beaver Brook Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, October 9, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: I was the first car in the morning, about 9. There were 5 on my return  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: The crossing of Tunnel Brook just after you have been on Benton Trail for a few tenths of a mile was fine. I had water shoes and poles just for the occasion and sloshed through. Good hiking boots would work well. You might have an inch or so over the toe. Permeable shoes will get a bit wet.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Very nicely maintained and easy to follow. Yellow blazes for Tunnel Brook when it’s a single track path. Neither path nor woods road is over grown. Benton blazed in blue is very clear. It has 3 cairns. The second one marks a spring. I don’t know why the first and third are there.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Hank Williams was a happy pup. Many dogs on the summit and we saw two on Tunnel Brook on the way out.  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: A BIG thank! you to the person who picked up my OR mittens and put them in a prominent place just as you descend into the woods from Beaver Brook.  
Comments: This was a great route to Moosilauke! Tunnel Brook Rd was really pretty. Saw a dog walker and a couple going fishing with their dog along on the way out. And we saw 3 backpackers who were doing a loop with Glencliff at the Tunnel Ravine outlook 1.3 miles in on Benton Trail in the morning. The spring at 2.2 is flowing nicely. You can hear it as you approach and cairn #2 is on the right side of the trail at the spring. We had this beautiful route to ourselves most of the day! The summit was crowded as expected, with lots of hikers trampling over and picnicking on the grass. I kept pointedly saying yo Hank, stay on the trail, don’t trample the vegetation.  
Name: Diane and Hank Williams  
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-10-09 
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