Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Moosilauke, Mt. Moosilauke - South Peak, NH
Trails: Ravine Lodge Road, Gorge Brook Trail, Carriage Road, Hurricane Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Thursday, March 14, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: fresh coating of snow on parking at ravine rd. 4WD or AWD reccomended 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow - Wet/Sticky, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable) 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Some of the smaller footbridges were a little sketchy to cross but overall no issues 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs: snow fleaz! 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Early to rise and cloudy skies. Set out at dawn from Ravine rd. A few inches of fresh powder was a breeze to plod through. Easy going up Gorge Brook trail, breaking through more like 4-6" higher up. Made it to Moosilauke summit around 10am, and by then things were starting to warm up. Light winds gave us a good rest at the summit. Heading over towards South Peak the snow was starting to clump to our snowshoes. At the Glencliff Junction we encountered a hiker coming down from South Peak. He had turned around due to difficulty route finding and snow drifts. This was my third time up so I was able to navigate easily. It is definitely tight for the first few hundred yards but breaks open after that. We went down Carriage rd where we came upon a skier skinning up. Continued on past Snapper where I needed portions of Carriage rd. and Hurricane trail for red-lining. That's where the fun began. No recent traffic on Hurricane trail heading towards Ravine Lodge. We were breaking through a foot of wet and sticky snow. Fortunately it was only a mile back to the Gorge Brook junction. The road walk back was uneventful, just a long slog with heavy snow laden snowshoes. All in all still an awesome day and another peak checked off my friend AJ's winter list.  
Name: BK Noonan 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-03-14 
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