Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Surprise, Mt. Moriah (attempt), NH
Trails: Carter Moriah Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, October 26, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Small dirt pull-in just before the trailhead on Bangor St 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Drifts 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: None of note 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Numerous small blowdowns - nothing major, just nuisances 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs: I would think not 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Originally intended to climb Middle Carter via 19 Mile Brook, but when I arrived at 7:15 I found an unplowed lot and a stuck car. I tried (unsuccessfully) to help him, but he had to wait for help. I decided not to get stuck myself and drove up the road to try Moriah. 19 Mile Brook had looked like a solid packed trail, so I decided to risk no snowshoes on Carter Moriah. Should've brought them. There were only a few footprints that didn't pack and freeze that much, so above about 2000 ft it was a slog through about 6-8 inches of powdery snow, with deeper drifts, and getting deeper as I ascended. Going was slow, and I decided about 3 miles in that I just didn't want it enough today. Disappointed, but still an enjoyable hike - the views over to the Presidentials and off to the northwest were outstanding. At this point it seems like it will be snowshoes for at least the near future, and perhaps from here on out. I'm not gonna lie, it seems a bit early.  
Name: K Mo 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-10-26 
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