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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Moriah, Mt. Surprise, NH
Trails
Trails: Stony Brook Trail, Carter Moriah Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, March 27, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: 3 other vehicles at Stony Brook where I was dropped off. Many at Carter Moriah Trailhead at both parking spots as well as along the road. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Blue, Ice - Breakable Crust, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow - Wet/Sticky, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow - Spring Snow, Snow/Ice - Postholes, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: First crossing very high,had to walk 200 feet up stream for safe,rock hoppable crossing. Crossing 2 no problem and 3 was partially snow/ice bridged but not for long.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A couple of blowdowns on Stony Brook trail a couple more on Carter Moriah (Gorham side) at approximately 1800 feet elevation. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: No doggos today 
Bugs
Bugs: None 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Lost a pair of Kahtoolas. A huge thanks to the fellow Wander that hung one in the tree and to the other hiker that I met on the way back up that grabbed the other. Hillsounds next time🙂 
 
Comments
Comments: Excellent hike up to Mount Moriah via Stony Brook Trail. Spring conditions fully in place complete with narrow,eroding monorail,flowing water,postholes made this quite a character builder. Started in micros switched to snowshoes at 2200 feet switched back to micros shortly after the end of Stony Brook. Micros stayed on until they weren't then switched to snowshoes to retrace my steps... Back to spikes at Mt Surpise until about 1700 feet in elevation and then was able to bareboot out. At this time CM Trail is in much better shape then SB.It was nice meeting and chatting with several others enjoying this beautiful day including NETC Royalty and fellow Gridders.
 
Name
Name: Scottb 
E-Mail
E-Mail: mainebeefman@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-03-27 
Link
Link: http:// 
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