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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Jobildunc Ravine, Mt. Moosilauke, NH
Trails
Trails: Asquam Ridge Trail, bushwhack, skid roads, Gorge Brook Trail, Carriage Road, abandoned Snapper Trail, Snapper Trail, Hurricane Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, June 25, 2022
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Secret squirrel parking today. Upon my departure, aside from about a 100 yard gap, the stretch from the hiker lot to the angle lot was full. Thats over 0.5 miles of cars. Including people parking infront of a sign on the other side of the road expressly saying not to. A few icebergs to the angle parking, after that a few potholes nothing major 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: The second bridge over the Baker on Asquam is at risk of collapse at this point. One of the three large logs snapped in half from rot and the other two are pretty bouncy. The DOC took a page from the USFS over at Lincoln Woods and just threw some caution tape on it. Problem solved, atleast from an insurance standpoint, right? They spent 18 million on the lodge.....  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: There is also a monster chainsaw worthy pair at about where the old Snapper Ski Trail meets the current version of Snapper Trail. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Lots of dogs out. Didn't seem like the appropriate day to have them out above treeline. Especially the long haired breeds I saw. There was little wind up there today. It's 92 about 15 minutes from the trailhead. 
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: A FINE day in the forest was had. A ridiculously warm day. There is only 179 days, 2 hours, and 30 minutes or so to winter to go. I am not counting. I have a somewhat pet project of mapping out the huge network of skidder roads off Moosilauke. Today was no exception as it was too peopley to be on trails. I was able to find about 600 vertical new-to-me line. Some of them have drainages and stone walls. Some have log yards that then switchback, and some just end abruptly. Very easy to follow a lot of these with trail sense and knowing what you are looking at. I did find a very small, probably first year moose shed, in my travels and ended up finding a grandfather/daughter/granddaughter trio. The little gal is the proud new owner of a shed! I told her she had to take a picture on Moose with a moose shed, I passed them close to the summit. The summit looked like lawn seats at Meadowbrook (or is it Bank of NH Pavilion now?) so I quickly skedaddled. After that traffic ebbed considerably. I started feeling the heat on the carriage road in the beating sun. A lovely symphony of sweat, hops from the wobbly pop from last night, and notes of the coffee i spilled all over my shirt this morning came together for "Eau de HiykahTrash." I opted for the abandoned section of Snapper as I could no longer stand the tedious ankle rolling delight of Carriage. Then kept going to Hurricane via a whack. I am not sure why I did this because I knew it was pretty open in there and the idea was to find shade... Quick dip in the Asquamchamauke River (aka the Baker). Speaking of "Eau de HiykahTrash" -- its time to sign off and fix that.  
Name
Name: The Teal Goat 
E-Mail
E-Mail: sea2thebiscuit@yahoo.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2022-06-25 
Link
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