|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Moriah, NH|
||Stony Brook Trail, Carter Moriah Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Tuesday, June 2, 2020|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Plenty of room at the Stony Brook trailhead parking |
||Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow - Spring Snow, Snow/Ice - Small Patches |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||All brook crossed easily on rocks |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||Trails were in good condition. Some blow downs that caused no difficulties. |
||fine for dogs |
||None in the AM. A few in the PM |
|Lost and Found:
||Stony Brook trail has generally an easy grade and good footing. Only a few rocky/bouldery sections. A short stretch of trail with running water with plenty of rocks to avoid getting wet. Mud spots from time to time that usually had rocks and roots to step on.|
The Carter-Moriah trail had mostly dry ledges today. These ledges could be difficult if wet or icy. There was more snow on the trail than I expected. I was able to balance on the thin solid monorail. The most snow was in the area near the junction of the Carter-Moriah Trail and the Kenduskeag Trail. Most of the final ascent route from the aforementioned junction to Moriah was dry surface that provided safe footing. There were mud spots on the Carter-Moriah Trail. Nevertheless, the Carter-Moriah Trail can be hiked without traction or flotation since most of the distance is free of snow.
So nobody on the ascent route. I met two hikers at the summit of Mt Moriah. We had a nice conversation at a distance. Met nobody on descent until I almost reached the trailhead where there were two Massachusetts tourists out for a stroll.
Nice views from the summit and the south ledges before the clouds rolled in. Wild flowers included Red Trillium, Painted Trillium, Hobblebush, and Bunchberry.
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.