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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Jim, Mt. Blue, Mt. Moosilauke, Mt. Moosilauke - South Peak, NH
Trails
Trails: Asquam Ridge Trail, Beaver Brook Trail, bushwhack, Benton Trail, Carriage Road, South Peak Spur, Hurricane Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, May 17, 2013
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty of parking today at the Ravine Lodge. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Snow/Ice - Small Patches, Standing/Running Water on Trail 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All crossing bridged with wooden bridges 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: There are a surprising number of blowdowns between the two foot bridges on Asquam-Ridge trail. A few others on Asquam Ridge, A couple on Carriage Rd. and another on Hurricane.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: There was plenty of water going up via Asqualm, Beaver Brook and Benton. Adequate water on Carriage and Hurricane. This is a very dog friendly mt. 
Bugs
Bugs: It was too cold for bugs when we left and all the way to the summit. Way to windy for bugs on the summit. It warmed considerable as we descended to about 60* but still no bugs. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: The trail was basically free of snow to the summit of Mt. Jim. Descending Jim on the North side, however, the snow was very deep but only for a few tenths of a mile to the junction with Beaver Brook. Beaver Brook had intermittent patches of snow but no traction needed. Benton to the tree line had minor patches of snow. Above the tree line there was no snow. Carriage road was basically free of snow except for a short stretch below Glen Cliff. I was told that traction is necessary on Beaver Brook below the intersection with Asquam.  
Name
Name: Ed'n Lauky 
E-Mail
E-Mail: Ednlauky@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2013-05-17 
Link
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