Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Moriah, NH
Trails: Stony Brook Trail, Carter-Moriah Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, November 23, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Large parking lot was well plowed, and very easy to find off the main road. Only 1 other car when we arrived, and no others when we returned. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Wet/Slippery Rock, Ice - Breakable Crust, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Well maintained bridges near the beginning of the trail over the significant water. After that, the 2 crossings were rock hop-able. And numerous streams also easy to cross. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: a number of blowdowns, but can go over or under them. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: There was one dog who looked happy -- wondering about their paws in the ice/snow. 
Bugs: none!!!! 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: It was a fabulous day for a hike. Not too cold, and very clear with great, great views. Was concerned about the wind forecast prior to heading out, however most of this trail is protected and in the trees, and the wind was not an issue most of the time. On the more exposed parts, needed put on a shell, and bundle up due to the wind. There were tracks in the crusty snow, so very easy to follow the Stony Brook trail most of the time even though the blue blazes were sparse . The only place we went off the trail was at about 0.5 miles when we continued along a path adjacent to Stony Brook, rather then turning left and going up the incline to stay on the trail. There was not a blue blaze, and we continued straight , following footprints. Only went off trail for about 75 feet, because it was clear we were off trail, and then we backtracked. Just be aware at around 0.5 miles, bc the trail is a little unclear.

Also, prior to setting out was concerned about the descriptions of the rock scrambles on the trail, and the ice on the trail. Microspikes were essential, and made the scrambling fun and relatively easy on the trail. Carried snow shoes, but did not use them.

Name: DZP 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-11-23 
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