|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Moosilauke , NH|
||Ravine Lodge Road, Gorge Brook Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Monday, December 19, 2016|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Ravine Lodge Road is open because the lodge is being rebuilt (normally it would be gated by now). However, due to yesterday's rain/freeze, the road was a sheet of ice this morning. Since we don't have studded tires, we parked at the usual winter area--just after turning onto RLR from 118--and spiked it up the road. On the walk out, the road had been heavily sanded so would probably be fine for most cars to park at the (new, due-to-construction) designated area which is about 3/4 mile up the road. |
||Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular |
||Light Traction |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||Bridged w/railings. |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||Great shape! |
|Lost and Found:
||We lucked out in that Gorge Brook was snowshoed yesterday, then frozen hard. Able to use spikes the entire way. Carried snowshoes too. Cold but oh-so-stunningly clear above treeline today!|
Snapper looked unbroken, so recommend bringing snowshoes for trails other than Gorge Brook.
Saw no one but construction workers today!
||Snowflea & Fancypants |
Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.