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Peaks
Peaks Mt. Moosilauke, NH
Trails
Trails: Gorge Brook Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Thursday, May 12, 2022
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked along the road near the new turnaround.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Breakable Crust, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow/Ice - Postholes, Slush 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A few older stepovers  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Plenty of well behaved pups out with their owners 
Bugs
Bugs: None 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: I dropped my blue bandanna and asked other hikers to keep an eye out for it. Some kind hiker found it and tied it up in branch. Thanks! 
 
Comments
Comments: I also decided to avoid an expected posthole event on the Carraige road. The ice starts just after the last bridge, I barebooted to the cut view but should have put it on earlier. Definitely spring conditions. The monorail is really not elevated but step off to the side and there is potential for postholing. I kept traction on until I finally broke out of the woods within sight of the summit. While heading down I met a couple of underequipped late day groups. IMO barebooting without traction would be difficult especially since its easier to go uphill on slippery stuff then heading down.

No doubt plenty of folks will be heading up this weekend and more than a few will regret not having traction  
Name
Name: peakbager 
E-Mail
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2022-05-12 
Link
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