Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Moosilauke, NH
Trails: Gorge Brook Trail, Carriage Road, Snapper Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Monday, May 8, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: The gate is open on the Ravine Road 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All bridged, no issues 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A few stepovers on the carriage road 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs: none 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: We knew going in that the winds would be strong on the summit, so be planned accordingly and brought our winter gear. We started out with bare boots until we hit a narrow monorail. You could deal with this monorail for a stretch without spikes, but you'll likely want them as you gain elevation. For the most part the monorail was solid. Narrow at times. Soft in places, and visual undermining in places. Mud was evident down low, but not difficult to avoid. The wind above the treeline was intense. Predicted 35-40 mph winds with 55 mph gusts. It was spot on. We spent but 5-10 mintues before retreating to the treeline. The summit was snow free. The Carriage Road still has a decent amount of snow above 3,000ft. The top 4-6 inches was very soft mash potato snow. easy to posthole. Once we turned onto Snapper, the snow was barely a trace. We made good time today. 4 hrs, 14 minutes, 7.9 mile loop. #32 for Spring48  
Name: Diane Stuart 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-05-08 
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