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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Moosilauke, NH
Trails
Trails: Beaver Brook Trail, Benton Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, February 19, 2016
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: First car in the lot at 7:00 am and lot was full on return at noon.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Blue, Ice - Breakable Crust, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow - Drifts, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All were well bridged. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Walk blowdown on the ridge with a ridiculously long walk around. Should be a step over. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Tucker did fine on the steeps. Plenty of ways around the few icy areas. 
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: The ice was not what I expected. No issues in G10's, probably could have managed with a sharp set of spikes. Although there were two sort of sketch areas, the iron rungs are exposed so piece of cake. Tucker found very easy ways around the two worse areas. Went in to it fully expecting to have to turn back near the cascades. We had the summit to ourselves for 20 minutes or so, although I could hear voices down towards south peak. Deep drifted post holes on the ridge from Ridge trail to Benton. Really could use a few snowshoe tracks to pack it down, but I left mine at home not expecting this. Endless views and only a slight breeze at 10:00 that seemed to pick up significantly while we were descending back over the ridge. Lots of people heading up to the cascades only, I hope, as they had no packs or traction and were not dressed properly.  
Name
Name: Dave K. and Tucker 
E-Mail
E-Mail: mthiker100@yahoo.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2016-02-20 
Link
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