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Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
Looking down the abandoned Gorge Brook Slide Trail
Route: Gorge Brook Trail, Gorge Brook Slide Trail, Moosilauke Carriage Road, (Mt. Moosilauke), Moosilauke Carriage Road, Hurricane Trail, Gorge Brook Trail
With the last good forecasted day before the hurricane, I headed up to Moosilauke.
Leaving the Gorge Brook Trail near the last water sign, I pushed around open woods for a few minutes and soon found the drainage leading to the slide and the abandoned Gorge Brook Slide Trail. The slide is slowly growing in and has some slabby/scrambly areas, but on the whole seems to resemble the Owl's Head slide with loose material, etc.
The slide eventually ended and an obvious path continued up to the Carriage Road, emerging in a waterbar. From there, it was a relatively short walk to the Glencliff junction and then a nice walk up to and above treeline.
For the descent, I took the Carriage Road down to the timely Hurricane Trail.
Getting To Trailhead:
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The Gorge Brook Trail trailhead at the end of the Class of 1982 Bridge
Looking up the Carriage Trail near the Mt. Moosilauke summit
Looking at the Franconia Ridge from the Mt. Moosilauke summit
The Hurricane Trail
Directions to trailhead: Take Route 112 West to Route 118 south/west. Ravine Road will be on the right shortly after the height of land. Go down this dirt road and bear right. Limited parking available on the side of the road. Walk straight ahead past the kiosk, then take the first left, go left again, then go right across the bridge. The Gorge Brook Trail starts on the left thereafter.
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