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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Moosilauke, NH
Trails
Trails: Ravine Lodge Road, Gorge Brook Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, January 25, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Road off of Rt. 118 plowed to the closed gate for parking. Road plowed beyond gate to Ravine Lodge (about 1 mile) but no vehicle access. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All bridges in good shape 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Clear all the way to the top. No blowdowns. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: None 
Bugs
Bugs: None 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Nothing lost, nothing gained. 
 
Comments
Comments: The road to the trailhead is plowed but gated at about 1 mile, so we had to walk about 0.6mile to the Lodge which is where the trail began. Made for easy walking. Started early enough to beat the weather and enjoy beautiful views all the way up. Trail is well packed so only light or no traction was needed. Snow got a little softer on the way down and snowshoes would have helped the trail stay smooth but again.

Conditions at the top were CaRazy! The wind was blowing so hard it was difficult to stay upright and we were easily blown off balance. Small ice chips were hitting our faces as well, so we didn't stay long at the top. That said, there wasn't much snow cover up there. Lots of exposed rock and small bits of icey patches, easily manuevered around.

Should be good hiking if the weather freezes and firms up the trail.  
Name
Name: Gi Jo  
E-Mail
E-Mail: COACHJO.GARDNER@GMAIL.COM 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-01-25 
Link
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