Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Moriah, NH
Trails: Herd path, Stony Brook Trail, Carter-Moriah Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Thursday, November 15, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Accessed the trail via the vacant lot on Mt. Carter Dr. Parked at the entrance to the road (room for 3-4 cars) as the road (to the lot) is not drivable.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Open water - all easy step-over crossings. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A dozen of so blowdowns along the trails - mostly between the 2 most significant crossings - plus a bunch of smaller stuff. Herd-paths are forming around at least 3 of the blowdowns. Not terribly difficult to deal with but gets pretty tedious at the end of the day. A small saw (which we unfortunately did not bring today) could help clear a lot. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Excellent conditions for canines and Lucy had a great and trouble free day (except for the balling up of her paws despite generous application of Musher's Secret)  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Snowshoes door to door.

2-4" at lower elevation increasing to 6-12" along the ridge. Drifting not an issue. Trail was broken out nicely by snowshoers (thank you!) to the first open ledges just after the Stony Brook - Carter-Moriah jct. We broke trail the rest of the way. May not count for much with more snow coming but at least there is a good base and a visible trail.

Carter-Moriah (from Gorham) and Kenduskeag appeared both to be broken out - by barebooters. No signs of traffic from the regular Stony Brook trailhead to the intersection with the herd-path from the vacant lot.  
Name: LongMark&Georg 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-11-15 
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