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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, January 26, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: None 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: There is a large blowdown approximately 1 1/4 miles from the trailhead. Easily stepped over, but its a biggy.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Trail conditions are very good, well packed all the way to the summit, with the exception of a few short patches that are prone to drifting, which are bit cheese grater-ish having not been packed by snow shoes.

I used microspikes for the whole hike and my snowshoes took a ride. Snowshoes would have been the better choice on the step sections, but the trail was solid and I was just too lazy to put them on. Trail conditions are such that either are fine. Note that if you get off the track or slide off the edge of the track, you will post-hole.

Out early this morning and had the mountain to myself. Nice sunrise view from the summit.  
Name
Name: DEL 
E-Mail
E-Mail: dlefevre@tarbellpa.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-01-26 
Link
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