Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Moosilauke - South Peak, Mt. Moosilauke, NH
Trails: Glencliff Trail, South Peak Spur, Carriage Road, Beaver Brook Trail, Benton Trail, Tunnel Brook Road, Tunnel Brook Trail, Long Pond Road, roadwalk
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, July 14, 2017
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty of parking at Glencliff Trail. Long Pond Road currently closed, due to multiple washouts, one just down from its intersection with High Street, another visible just above the Tunnel Brook trailhead.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Feet got damp on most of the crossings on Tunnel Brook Trail, but all others were easily rock-hoppable.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Several blowdowns of varying ages along the length of Tunnel Brook Trail, along with what appears to be recent erosion. Many sections, on both sides of the height of land, had leaves stripped off the footway, and in spots had been eroded down more than 6 inches in spots. Two obscure areas currently exist on Tunnel Brook, both occurring where the trail passes through grassy bootleg campsites, one near the first pond encountered (southbound), and the second as you come out to the short of the last pond. At the first, you end up crossing the inlet of the pond just down from the campsite, don't follow the worn track, which is rough and shortly dead-ends. At the second, take a right along the grassy area (sticking to the woods above it) along the shore and you'll shortly pick up the treadway heading along the west shore of the pond.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Harvey finished his 48 4000-footers today!!! 
Bugs: None except near the ponds in Tunnel Brook Notch, then it started raining, and they went away. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Not necessarily the optimal day to do the Moose, but any day out there is better than one spent inside. Plus my canine friend Harvey finished his 48! Damp going the first couple of miles on Glencliff, then the air dried out for a stretch, before turning to drizzle not far below South Peak. No views and mostly drizzly on South Peak, and over Moosilauke proper. Saw several thru-hikers, one SOBO and two NOBO, and several other groups. The surprise of the day was running into 6 folks on Benton Trail... craziness! Tunnel Brook was its usual quiet self. A fun day out with Jake and Harvey!  
Name: Bill Robichaud 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2017-07-14 
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