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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: Monday, March 2, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked at the trailhead, on Bangor Street. It is a residential, dead end road. Yesterday there was still a huge pile of snow from plowing. The trail head and sign is on the other side of that pile. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: No water crossings. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Overall trail was in good shape. One tree down, had to crawl under and I am only 5'4", but very manageable. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw one very happy doggo, Lucy. She was very friendly and having a blast! 
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Absolutely beautiful day and amazing views from both Mount Surprise and Mount Moriah! Overall trail was in good shape. Really varied throughout. The very beginning was icy, then pretty well packed, and then up further, around Mount Surprise was pretty much mashed potatoes. There was quite a lot of post holing. I chose to use snowshoes up and back. I saw three other hikers on their way down and they were in snowshoes. As I was coming off the summit, another hiker and his doggo were coming up from the other side, he was bare booting and he said that he came up the Stony Brook Trail. I guess it's a matter of choice, spikes probably would have been fine, and I would prefer that on the descent instead of snowshoes, there were a couple of really steep sections coming back down. But IMO I thought it best to use snowshoes based on the trail conditions.  
Name
Name: Marylyn Styles 
E-Mail
E-Mail: marylynstyles@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-03-03 
Link
Link: http:// 
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