Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Moosilauke, NH
Trails: Ravine Lodge Road, Gorge Brook Trail, Carriage Road, Snapper Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, January 15, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: At the winter lot on Ravine Lodge Road. This adds about a 0.7 mi. road walk each way. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: No issues. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
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. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: If they are hearty winter dogs. 
Bugs: Ha. No. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Found a few pieces of micro-trash which I carried out. 
Comments: 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.  
Name: KenM 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-01-15 
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