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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: Tuesday, September 8, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parking is scarce and easily overlooked from US2. We didn't park at the trailhead as there is little space, but instead parked in the gravel/pipeline lot further down. Local residents are not too fond of hiker traffic - park cautiously. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: None 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trail was in excellent condition, looks like it has received some minor re-routing due to logging activity since my last visit a couple of years ago. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: No water up to Mt. Moriah, you'd need to bring some for your pooch. 
Bugs
Bugs: Large, nuisance black flies smacking into you, but not the biting kind. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Nothing to declare. 
 
Comments
Comments: Fantastic day to complete my 48th 4000-footer. Trail was very quiet, as I hoped it would be for a Tuesday morning. Lovely and breezy at summit, but the flies were a real nuisance in the woods. There have been several blow-downs that have been taken care of, bog bridges were stable and adequate, beyond Mt. Surprise there are a few muddy areas, but they are scant and easily avoidable. I loved this trail, there are beautiful views of N. Presidentials from both the ledges and the summit cone. I am old and arthritic, it took me six hours, but I completed.  
Name
Name: pasqualy 
E-Mail
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-09-09 
Link
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