|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Moosilauke, NH|
||Ravine Lodge Road, Gorge Brook Trail, Carriage Road, Snapper Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Friday, January 15, 2021|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||At the winter lot on Ravine Lodge Road. This adds about a 0.7 mi. road walk each way. |
||Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular |
||Light Traction |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||No issues. |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||A few scattered blowdowns on Gorge Brook. A couple pruned duckunders and one large widowmaker on Carriage Road. A couple small stepovers on Snapper. The signage at the Carriage / Snapper junction is on the ground. |
||If they are hearty winter dogs. |
||Ha. No. |
|Lost and Found:
||Found a few pieces of micro-trash which I carried out. ||
||It's too bad the incoming weather will change these conditions a bit, because this loop was in super excellent shape today -- solid packed and smooth the whole way. I wore spikes but it could have easily been barebooted. No ice anywhere. The best winter conditions I've seen here in a while.|
The summit was in and out of the clouds (mostly in), but shortly after I arrived a window opened up to reveal the undercast to the west. Just a very light wind. Overall, very uncharacteristic conditions for this peak in January. I skipped South Peak this time as it too was obscured.
All in all, a beautiful day on The Moose.
Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.