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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Moosilauke, NH
Trails
Trails: Ravine Lodge Road, Gorge Brook Trail, bushwhacks
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Thursday, March 26, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: NH Rt118 is frost heave heaven, and almost immediately when crossing from Woodstock to Warren there is some serious washout, that side of the road is almost not driveable. NHDOT has dumped some dirt in it to try and even it out, its better than a few weeks ago. Ravine is open to angle parking 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow - Wet/Sticky, Snow - Spring Snow 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All are bridged. The second bridge about 0.8 miles from the first one has seen better days 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Nothing of note 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: There is one overly aggressive forest chicken (grouse) on the road from the first gate to the second gate, on my way in and out he chased my car. Kind of hilarious to look in my rear view and see her coming at me 
Bugs
Bugs: Snow fleas 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Started early to avoid the mash potato. A windless day on the Moose! Trail was rough broke and rototilled for a majority of the way by bare booters, who made it to the false summit and abruptly turned around. Trail varies from slush to 8" with blue ice underneath. I broke from false to actual summit. Thankfully, there was 5 people out in snow shoes who helped make a nice trough. But as you would guess, there was about a dozen bare booters on the way down chopping it up again. Was an awesome day on the Moose, though. In customary fashion, I completely bushwhacko'd my way down off Gorge, might have 'accidentaly' ended up in Jobildunk Ravine, ah ah ah. Found lovely woods and some abandoned cooridors.  
Name
Name: The Teal Goat 
E-Mail
E-Mail: sea2thebiscuit@yahoo.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-03-26 
Link
Link: http:// 
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