Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Surprise, Mt. Moriah (attempt), NH
Trails: Carter-Moriah Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, November 30, 2013
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: The three parking spaces at the trailhead on Bangor Street were filled; we parked near the Gorham town center and from there took the short walk to the trailhead. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Black, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Ice - Breakable Crust, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction, Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Not an issue. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trail is in decent shape. There are two small-diameter, step-over blowdowns on the trail prior to (north of) Mt. Surprise. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs: Not an issue. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Our goal for the day was Mt. Moriah -- but we made the mistake of bringing only light traction, and as such it became a bit cumbersome and time-consuming working around the constant rivers of steep, thick ice we encountered in the half mile past Mt. Surprise. Light traction was barely enough for going up; traction would have been preferred for making it down safely. We'll try again once more snow has fallen.

Nonetheless, it was simply a great day to be out.  
Name: Pancks and Tesco Heaney 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2013-12-01 
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