Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Moosilauke, NH
Trails: Tunnel Brook Trail, Benton Trail, Glencliff Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, August 15, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: we parked at Tunnel Brook TH which has room for maybe 4 cars. Glencliff was packed at 3pm. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: rock hop-able 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: there is one step over on Glencliff about .3 from the parking lot. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: saw a few well-behaved.  
Bugs: not bothered by any. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: a lovely day for a 13mi loop over the Moose. It's been a few years since I've been on the summit of my favorite mt. plenty of folks hanging out on top. a nice brisk breeze had most in windbreakers. some in puffy jackets. I pulled out a hat and gloves for our descent down Glencliff until back in the trees. Tunnel Brook is in great shape. all water crossings were manageable and only a few muddy spots. Ran into the trail maintainer for Glencliff...Thank you for your service! I think Benton was more gooey overall, but still in fine shape. The first time I did Benton, was on a super warm Halloween in 1999. I didn't really remember much about it, but it is a nice and gentle way to summit the Moose. Didn't see anyone until the junction with Beaver Brook. It was disappointing to see beaten down paths in the fragile plant-life along both sides of the actual trail above treeline. People, please walk on the rocks. Those tiny plants have struggled for life for decades! The descent down Glencliff is rough and rocky requiring solid attention to foot placement. All in all a pretty great day!  
Name: hnd 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-08-16 
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