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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Surprise, Mt. Moriah (attempt), NH
Trails
Trails: Carter-Moriah Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Tuesday, January 22, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Bangor Rd was nicely plowed with room for two or three cars. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Drifts 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: The snow got the best of us. With only two of us the trailbreaking was exhausting and unfortunately did a number to my knee so I was not much help. Someone had postholed the first 1/4 mile before turning around. We then broke trail to about 3400 ft before we had to turn around due to some time constraints we had on ourselves. As we got higher in elevation we were only gaining about 200 ft every half hour so we had to call it. The drifts ranged from knee high to waist high at times. Depending on additional snow and drifts there is now a decent track up to 3400 ft. A few more snowshoers should help to pack it down to build a solid base.

The snow on the steep ledges was kind of annoying as it would slide off as you tried to grip in to get some traction. With that in mind, there was no ice on them so snowshoes are all that is needed.

Good luck out there.  
Name
Name: BobTheLoveGoat 
E-Mail
E-Mail: bobthelovegoat at yahoo dot com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-01-23 
Link
Link: http://lovegoatfilms.blogspot.com/2019/01/moriahs-snowy-attempt.html 
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