|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Tunnel Brook, Benton, Beaver Brook, Glencliff|
|Date of Hike:
||Sunday, May 2, 2021|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow - Wet/Sticky, Mud - Significant, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow - Spring Snow, Snow/Ice - Postholes, Slush, Snow/Ice - Small Patches |
||Snowshoes, Light Traction |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||Crossings on Tunnel Brook are high — probably rock hoppable with enough care, but with all the mud and melting snow you'll get wet anyway |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
|Lost and Found:
||Great loop up Tunnel Brook, ascending Moosilauke via the Benton Trail and descending via Glencliff. Tunnel Brook was essentially snow-free, with just a few patches from the recent snowfall. Crossings were fairly high, but all in all, not bad for early May. Snow started on the Benton Trail at around 3300', and was definitely pretty wet and slushy, and decently postholed. I didn't put on spikes, though a good idea to bring them. Good monorail along the ridge on Beaver Brook, though above treeline the trail becomes a pond of icey slush. Prepare for wet feet! Glencliff is in good shape, well packed out, with solid (if slushy) monorail down to around 3000'. Below that, snow melts away quickly into summer-like dry, and occasionally wet, trail!|
All in all, it's still spring out there, but conditions were on the better side of spring.
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.