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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Moosilauke (attempt), NH
Trails
Trails: Bushwhack, road walk, bushwhack, Benton trail, road walk, bushwhack
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Tuesday, June 21, 2022
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Benton TH. No cars at 8:00 AM, 1 at 4:00 PM. Adequate 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: None on the route we followed 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Per has this trail in good condition. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: What we did today would not be dog friendly 
Bugs
Bugs: Plentiful 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Found ice in a crevice in the Little Tunnel Ravine 
 
Comments
Comments: The goal was the 9 Cascades in Little Tunnel Ravine. If we made good enough time we planned to summit. That did not happen. If you plan to hike Moosilaukee on the Benton trail instead of walking the washed out abandoned road on the West side of Tunnel Stream cross the road bridge and 'whack up the steep bank about .1 mi to the new road on the East side. Easier walking, no stream crossings. We followed this road to the stream that comes down Little Tunnel Ravine then 'whacked along the stream to the 9 Cascades. About 1/4 mile below the first cascades is where the wheels fell off. The valley is narrow with steep sides and full of moss covered, slippery rocks. Slower going. Then you get to the Cascades which are spectacular. To get around/above each one we had to climb up steep, moss covered ledges and boulders with trees for handholds. Very slow, tough going. When we finally got above the last cascade the valley seems essentially flat, the stream is not walkable, and the blowdowns, rocks, and brush are bad. Rather than slog through that mess we 'whacked about 200 vertical feet, .2 steep miles to the Benton trail. Not needing to summit we headed back down the trail to the road and walked the road back to the short 'whack to the cars at Benton TH.
Thank you Liam for a fine day in the woods.  
Name
Name: old man and the saw 
E-Mail
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2022-06-21 
Link
Link: https:// 
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