|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Surprise, Mt. Moriah, NH|
||Carter Moriah Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Saturday, September 14, 2019|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Parked under the power line off Bangor Road. |
||Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Significant |
|Water Crossing Notes:
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||One large blowdown about halfway up Mt. Surprise. |
||BEE WARNING: Was stung at the top of the top of the uphill just above the trailhead. No idea if it was random, or if there was a ground nest. |
|Lost and Found:
||Lucked out with the weather this morning...pouring from Twin to Gorham and at the power line, but barely sprinkled on the actual trail (at least until I was leaving).|
The trail was fairly dry up to Mt. Surprise. Still pretty good footing, other than a few areas of unmitigated erosion. Saw a bear about a half mile in on the way down, which took off running as soon as it saw me.
The exposed ledges above Mt. Surprise were mostly dry, but the slimy, wooded ones were slippery. The mud pit is pretty bad, as there is still a submerged bog bridge.
Slight views from the summit, as most of the adjacent peaks were in the clouds.
Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.