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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Surprise, Mt. Moriah, NH
Trails
Trails: Carter Moriah Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, September 14, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked under the power line off Bangor Road. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Significant 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: None 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: One large blowdown about halfway up Mt. Surprise. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs: 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
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: 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.  
Name
Name: rocket21 
E-Mail
E-Mail: rocket21@franklinwebpublishing.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-09-14 
Link
Link: http://hike.franklinsites.com 
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