|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Moosilauke, NH|
||Carriage Road, Hurricane Trail, Tunnel Brook Trail, Benton Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Sunday, April 24, 2022|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Parked close to Breezy Point. .3mi road walk to the Carriage Road trailhead. |
||Dry Trail, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Wet Trail, Mud - Significant, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow - Spring Snow, Slush, Snow/Ice - Small Patches |
||Light Traction |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||All can be crossed with care. |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||Some big blowdowns on Hurricane Trail -- including at least two or three that had blazes on them. This was on the side close to the junction with Glencliff Trail. The Carriage Road has several big blowdowns blocking the trail. |
|Lost and Found:
||I did a loop starting from the Carriage Road, continuing on Hurricane, Tunnel Brook, and Benton Trails. The Carriage Road is a muddy mess. Hurricane Trail was surprisingly in good shape until the last mile near Glencliff Trail, where some serious work is needed. Tunnel Brook was a delight -- well maintained, mostly dry, and very pleasant. Benton Trail is also in good shape. I didn't need spikes until about 3,100'. I kept these on to the summit and down the Carriage Road. I didn't run into the postholing problem on the Carriage Road mentioned in a report from yesterday.|
I did side trips to Snapper (spikes needed), Gorge (not needed), and back to Carriage via Hurricane (not needed).
Saw someone walking up ice on Snapper Trail in Converse (?!).
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.