|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Surprise, Mt. Moriah, NH|
||Carter-Moriah Trail, herd path|
|Date of Hike:
||Sunday, August 23, 2020|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||A few spaces left at the powerline/pipeline this morning around 8. |
||Dry Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Minor/Avoidable |
|Water Crossing 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." |
||Occasional mosquito or deer fly, but otherwise minimal. |
|Lost and Found:
||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).
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.