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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Moosilauke, NH
Trails
Trails: Tunnel Brook Road, Benton Trail, Beaver Brook Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Thursday, May 27, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parking lot has space for at least 8 vehicles; there were 3 when I arrived and when I finished on a Thursday. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Tunnel Brook was low, but the crossing near the Benton trailhead was still barely rock-hoppable. Be prepared to get your feet wet. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: No problems for dogs in good enough shape for a 10-mile hike. 
Bugs
Bugs: Just a few gnats at the brook crossing 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: The old Benton trailhead is no longer accessible by vehicle; you have to walk 1.5 miles to it along the Tunnel Brook Trail (known as Tunnel Brook Rd. until Hurricane Irene washed out parts of it ten years ago). That stretch is essentially flat, and the Benton trail, although a typical unrelenting White Mountains climb, is not particularly steep and involves no scrambles or ledges. Apart from a few lightly muddy sections, plus the potentially difficult stream crossing, the trail is in good shape (one or two blow downs do not present any difficulty). Anyone curious about how the hurricane affected the road and how the USFS dealt with it should view this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WIqgCRIptps.  
Name
Name: David Schulenberg 
E-Mail
E-Mail: dschulen@wagner.edu 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-05-27 
Link
Link: https:// 
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