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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Moosilauke, NH
Trails
Trails: Tunnel Brook Road, Benton Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Thursday, September 1, 2016
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Park at post-Irene trailhead which is 1.5 miles up Tunnel Brook Road, a good gravel road. No issues with a low-clearance passenger car. Need to walk 1.5 miles up Tunnel Brook Road. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Crossing of Tunnel Brook was an easy rock hop. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trails in great shape. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Would be a good trail for dogs although no water beyond Tunnel Brook near start of Benton Trail. 
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Note that we approached this hike from the North/Rt. 112 side.

USFS (presumably) has installed two brand new little bridges over dips on Tunnel Brook Road. There are also a couple of short singletrack sections that go right (west), into the woods, where the road is particularly washed out. (Thanks!)

Benton Trail is one of my favorites on Moosilauke. It is a steady climb, never steep, and lightly traveled; tread is a bit softer to the feet than other routes. Summit was socked in and eerily beautiful this particular morning.  
Name
Name: Snowflea & Fancypants 
E-Mail
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2016-09-04 
Link
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