Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Hurricane Mountain, Mt. Moosilauke, NH
Trails: Tunnel Brook Trail, road walks, Glencliff Trail, Hurricane Trail, Carriage Road, Beaver Brook Trail, Benton Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Thursday, May 19, 2022
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parking for a few cars at the north Tunnel Brook trailhead. Southern gate on Long Pond Road is closed 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Tunnel Brook Trail has a lot of crossings that required getting the shoes wet. Crossing at the bottom of Benton trail was a tricky rock hop 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Lots of blowdown cleanup needed on Hurricane Trail and Benton Trail 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: N/A 
Bugs: Still very few. Hopefully a couple cold nights and days stunted their populations 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: N/A 
Comments: Spikes got their first free ride to a 4k peak of the year! Patchy dirty monorail above 4300' to treeline on Carriage Road that was soft and grippy with no need for spikes. Narrow, patchy, and avoidable monorail down Beaver Brook Trail from treeline to the Benton trail junction. Benton trail snowfree with no need for spikes. Nice stay at Jeffers brook shelter with fellow thru hikers and backpackers the previous night followed by chasing a storm over the summit and getting poured on during the descent. My AT Sobo start from Katahdin is in a week so likely few reports from me over the summer  
Name: Heat Lightning 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2022-05-20 
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