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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Surprise, Mt. Moriah, NH
Trails
Trails: Carter-Moriah Trail, herd path
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, August 23, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: A few spaces left at the powerline/pipeline this morning around 8. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: None 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Two birch stepover blowdowns about 3 miles in. Waterbars recently cleaned, thank you! Lots of unmitigated erosion and trail creep, from shoulder season Microspiking and COVID "social distancing." 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs: Occasional mosquito or deer fly, but otherwise minimal. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Trails were generally dry, including the slabs, but excluding the greasy ledges. The mud bog further up is currently crossable on the bog bridges and some blowdown.

On the way out, we took the herd path that branches off to the north a tenth or so before the trailhead. This ended up hitting a logging road/snowmobile trail, which led us right to the parking lot (therefore bypassing the walk through the neighborhood).

Cloudy morning/early afternoon with occasional sprinkles, but generally dry. Not too crowded, and saw no one wearing a face mask, making this feel like we had stepped into a time machine (until I stumbled upon discarded face masks in the woods).  
Name
Name: rocket21 
E-Mail
E-Mail: rocket21@franklinwebpublishing.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-08-23 
Link
Link: http://hike.franklinsites.com 
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