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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Moosilauke, Mt. Moosilauke - South Peak, NH
Trails
Trails: Carriage Road, Snapper Trail, Gorge Brook Trail, South Peak Spur, Hurricane Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Monday, October 12, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Ooooh boy. Breezy Point Road is severely washed out and eroded prior to the actual trailhead so plan on adding at least 1/2 mile to the trail, depending on the clearance of your vehicle. My pick up made it about 0.4 mile away befor turning back with a sketchy 9-point turn. There is a pull off spot for maybe 2 vehicles on the right as you head up the hill. I was the only hiker car at arrival (0830) and return (1430). One car with people taking foliage pictures. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Leaves - Significant/Slippery 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All big ones have bridges, others were rock hops with some planning. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: There is a large blow down about 1 mile in on the Carriage Road from Breezy point that covers the entire trail. Looks very recent, and climbing through the limbs took a minute. Will be an issue when the snow comes if it's still there as it covers the whole foot bed. The trail sign at the Snapper/Carriage junction is on the ground and will be covered by the first 20" of snow or so. One bridge on Hurricane trail about halfway between Gorge Brook and Carriage Road has it's middle span/log broken.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: My lab was fine. Not much water up towards the ridge, but plenty of places lower down. 
Bugs
Bugs: None. Not even any cobwebs or caterpillar lines in the morning. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Pair of smallish Ray-Bans found on trail; left at Hurricane/Carriage junction sign next to the already-there pink prescription glasses. 
 
Comments
Comments: Awesome day for a hike. ~33dF at the trailhead at ~0830. Winds pick up just after noon on the ridge, which required gloves as I bet windchills were def. in the teens. Almost cloudless sky and dry air lead to views for days. These appeared to be the trails less travelled because I only saw 2 other hikers not on the ridge/summit. Trails are very well maintained, but the leaf cover could make footing tough as they are filling in holes and covering rocks/roots.  
Name
Name: captainicebeard 
E-Mail
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-10-13 
Link
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