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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Moosilauke, NH
Trails
Trails: Benton Trail, Glencliff Trail, Tunnel Brook Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, May 29, 2022
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: None of note, all were hoppable 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Benton Trail has a fair number of minor blowdowns, maybe half a dozen or so. They all look fresh, as someone had cleared prior blowdowns recently from the fresh look of the cuts. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw many pups out today doing fine. 
Bugs
Bugs: Black flies mostly, but not bothersome really. One application of non-DEET spray was plenty for the day 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Nice loop of Moosilauke. Benton trail is quite a great trail, it's moderate to mild increase, you enter a confier forest at very low elevation, and walk up the long ridge for a good portion of the hike. The trail is in good shape, not rough, never steep, just all in all a great trail. The "roadwalk" to get there is pretty boring, but nice to see the power of water over the former road and just how much it does not care for what humans do. Glencliff has plenty written about it, and is in fine shape overall.

Tunnelbrook is also in better shape than expected given the guide. We had no trouble at any point staying on the trail north of the ponds, which was said to be sparsely used and could be difficult to follow. The trail was easily discernible at all points north of the ponds, the foot-way was obvious and undergrowth had not overtaken it (this may be different midsummer, but I don't think so). The only slightly tricky sections are in the ponds due to beaver activity, but short of one 90 degree turn we almost missed, it should not give experienced hikers any difficulty at all.

Everyone on the mountain was in good spirits, and enjoying the great weather. Gorge brook looked like an ant line coming up about 11am; probably 150 people on the summit, but the backside of the mountain was pretty dead. Glencliff wasn't even full when we arrived down there around 1.  
Name
Name: HotRodJimmy 
E-Mail
E-Mail: hotrodjimmy1810@gmail.coim 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2022-05-30 
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