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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: Saturday, April 3, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: 11AM full at trail head (5 cars) we were the last car to be able to park safely in the lot under the power lines. Only two cars left when we returned at 4:00  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Wet Trail, Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Wet/Slippery Rock, Ice - Breakable Crust, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow - Spring Snow, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: None here 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Big blowdown a couple miles in, it is not new  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Quite a few happy friends out today  
Bugs
Bugs: .....not yet...... 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: After the cold weather last night the trail was about as good as one could hope for. That being said, it was a mixed bag! Some dry trail, some minor mud, a little granular snow, a bit of ice (definitely enough on the rocky sections to absolutely merit good traction), then more ice (some more or less crunchy crap, some pretty bulletproof) some packed snow after Mt. Surprise, the very beginning of an elevated monorail, and the remnants of some major posthole events from when the weather was warm.
Bottom line: Spring has arrived early, and it was a gift for the trail to be in such good shape. A couple warm days are going to mess it up!
It was a really lovely day, and (despite the cars in the lot) not busy at all.  
Name
Name: Sara 
E-Mail
E-Mail: wec1999@hotmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-04-03 
Link
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