Forums 2007 Flags on the 48 2007 Trips & Routes Mousilauke – Benton Trail

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  • DAC
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    The hike up Mousilauke (4,802′) via the Benton Trail is described in the AMC guide as moderate with good footing making this a pleasant and fairly easy route to the summit. It also describes the summit as exposed and could be dangerous in bad weather. The hike up is 3.6 miles, with an elevation gain of about 3,100 feet and it will take us approximately 3 1/2 hours to arrive at the summit. The summit has excellent views to both the east and west. We would meet around 8:00 am at the trail head (parking lot) on Tunnel Brook road off of NH 112 and take the Benton trail to the summit. This should be a fun hike and you will be able to hike at your own pace.

    More info to follow:
    David Cormier
    david_cormier@raytheon.com

    sno_gabe
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    Can’t wait.

    DAC
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    We have changed the start time to 8:30. This will give us more time to get to the trail head and still leave plenty of time to get to the summit by noon.

    Dave

    DAC
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    Directions to Mt Moosilauke, Benton trail, trail head:

    Route 93 north to exit 32, NH 112, Kancanagus Highway.

    Right at end of ramp.

    Straight thru set of lights in N. Woodstock (stay on NH 112)

    Go approximately 10.4 miles, left onto Tunnel Brook road (no sign)

    There will be a green historical sign on the left titled “Wildwood”
    Take an immediate left after this sign onto Tunnel Brook road. If you get
    to the junction of NH 16 you’re gone to far.

    Once on Tunnel Brook road:

    Go over bridge – then go slight left.
    Pave road turns into dirt/gravel.

    After 2nd bridge turn left at fork. Trail head will be on left.
    (2.8 miles from NH 112).

    We will meet at 8:30

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