Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Moriah, NH
Trails: Stony Brook Trail, Carter-Moriah Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, October 11, 2015
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty of parking in the lot off Rt. 16. Looked like it mostly, but not completely filled during the day. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: The main crossing 1 mile in on Stoney Brook was a simple rock-hop. The upper 2 crossings were both trivial as well. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A step-over remains about 1/2-mile in from the road. The usual mud pits on the Carter-Moriah Trail approaching the summit remain and are getting steadily widened as the mud deepens. A few real stepping stones or planks would help greatly. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw a couple, one appeared to have spent the night with its human up at Imp. Bet that was chilly! Aside from a few scrambles in the woods, and lots of open ledge up top, this wouldn't be a terrible hike for dogs. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Had a nice, semi-leisurely hike up Moriah. The original plan was for a big loop from Wild River Campground but I wasn't feeling it in the morning, so Stoney Brook it was. I prefer this approach to the Carter-Moriah Trail from Bangor Road, I feel the views en-route are far superior. Great views into the Wild River and Great Gulf Wildernesses from the many ledges along the ridge. Foliage looked to be just slightly past peak, but very nice down low. A mild breeze at the summit and some familiar (from the day before on The Horn) faces meant a nice long (1 hour) break up top followed by a quick descent. Surprisingly not that many people on this peak on such a fine weekend. Nice to run into Hiker Ed on the ridge in the morning.  
Name: madmattd 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2015-10-13 
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