Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Moriah, NH
Trails: Wild River Trail, Moriah Brook Trail, Carter-Moriah Trail, Stony Brook Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Monday, August 10, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: We spotted a car at the Stony Brook trailhead about 11 AM on Sunday and the lot was only about 2/3 full. At the Wild River Campground end at about noon we took what was probably the last space. Stony Brook lot is not a fee area but the Wild River Trail lot is. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Significant 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: The crossing of Wild River where the bridge was removed in 2016 was not too bad. We crossed, if not dry-shod, at least dry-footed with waterproof boots. I was able to rock-hop although some of the rocks were slightly submerged. The crossings of Moriah Brook were not difficult.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: There were sizable blowdowns a few tenths both before and after the crossing of Moriah Brook where the gorge is. One was a crawl-under and one was best done as a walkaround. Then at about the wilderness boundary on the MB Trail, near the C-M trail there was a spruce blowdown that was a definite walkaround. Lots of boot-sucking mud on the MB Trail. And a lot of places where the trail could stand some brushing, especially with hobblebush. But not to the point where the trail was hard to follow.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs: Not a serious problem, I got bit by something a few times and there were yellow jackets interested in our food at our trail camp. Then when we were about a mile or so from the Stony Brook trailhead there were a couple of strips of orange tape with warnings about bees in that spot. One or more of our party said they heard buzzing but I don't think we saw any bees there. So I don't know if they were in the woods or yellow jackets in the ground.  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Nice 2-day traverse with Mt. Moriah as our summit destination. Thanks to Lone Wolf, Big Chicken, and FSOW for a nice trip.  
Name: greatoz 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-08-11 
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