Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Moriah, NH
Trails: Stony Brook Trail, Carter Moriah Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, February 28, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Stony Brook trailhead is a sheet of ice use caution  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow - Drifts 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: The one major crossing is bridged but starting to show signs of weakening  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A few larger leaners. Took care of a couple smaller blowdowns that needed to be limbed or removed. Otherwise in great shape from what I can tell 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs: Snow fleaz! 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Made first tracks up Stony Brook today. After a nice freeze this morning conditions were ripe for spikes up to the ridge. After that snowshoes were ideal as there was some drifting and minimal fresh snowfall the night prior. Treadway is still soft. Didn't encounter any hikers until the summit (plenty of traffic from Carter-Moriah trail out of Gorham). Passed a few hikers in snowshoes on my way down the ridge as well as the bareboot brigade which left their mark on conditions. Hopefully those in snowshoes helped smooth things back out but with how warm it was this Afternoon expect pock marked trail and some frozen post holes on the ridge. I switched out of snowshoes after the second small water crossing and legit bare booted back to the car with no damage to Treadway though it felt like it was getting softer in the last mile. If hiking in frozen temps spikes should be fine to the ridge but after that snowshoes are still required. I had a good laugh watching one guy post hole to his hips. Great day out and relatively quiet. Weather was a little too warm for my liking (for winter hiking) but beautiful nonetheless.  
Name: BK Noonan  
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-02-28 
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