Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Moosilauke, NH
Trails: Ravine Lodge Road, Gorge Brook Trail, abandoned Gorge Brook Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Thursday, November 24, 2022
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: We have reached angle parking season. This morning, the gate was dummy locked and I contimplated sending it up the road, but it was locked upon return. (a heads up to DOC, might be a hazard) 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Black, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Leaves - Significant/Slippery, Slush 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: No issues noted 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Nothing 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: A MAGNIFICENT day in and above the forest was had. It's been a week and this was just what I needed. We got lucky and had the only cloud over us in the entire WMNF. Eeyore hike for sure. Great trail conditions start to finish, fast, but not lightning yet. We need more snow. We opted for the abandoned version of Gorge Brook Trail, which I feel is far more scenic - and its less peopley so a win win. The stoic krumoltz sentinels around East Peak have donned their heavy winter coats and look straight out of a Dr. Suess book. Commanding views of the inside of a cloud during our summit visit. Low winds let us linger and eat turkey on the summit. We enjoyed a more 'proper' meal lower while protected. My favorite dish was the mashed potatoes - which consisted of mashed up pringles! Ha ha! It's a potato still! Saw several familiar faces out today. Only views to be had all day where a fleeting glimpse of an undercast Franconia Ridge on our ascent. Definitely a walk on the moon today. Reminded me of how much I love winter and why I moved here.

Moose - hope to see you again soon in about, six weeks. We've got a big date.  
Name: The Teal Goat & Herd 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2022-11-24 
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