Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Moosilauke, NH
Trails: Ravine Lodge Road, Al Merrill Loop, Asquam Ridge Trail, Beaver Brook Trail, Gorge Brook Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Monday, April 17, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Ravine Lodge road is open to 2nd gate 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Ice - Breakable Crust, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow - Spring Snow, Leaves - Significant/Slippery, Snow/Ice - Postholes, Slush, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All major water crossings have a bridge across them 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: 2 larger blowdowns on AL Merrill Trail that have herd paths going around them 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Ravine Lodge road is free and clear of any ice and snow. The AL Merrill trail gets very little use and whatever monorail was there is weak and completely unsupportive so snowshoes were the best choice up till I got to the alpine zone on Beaver Brook trail before the summit. The exposed sections up to and off the summit were bare rock and mud so rock spikes worked best. Coming down George Brook trail what was left of the degrading monorail was so thin that it was a balancing act with the spikes until further down into the trees where it became slightly wider and supportive so spikes worked good the rest of the way down to the Lodge where the road was bare again and back to bare boots back to the car. With the constant rain and 80mph gusts on the summit it was no surprise I didn't see anyone else out on the trails today.  
Name: Bluecollar4khiker  
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-04-17 
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