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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: Friday, April 9, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked on Bangor St. Limited to 5-6 cars. Believe other parking available on Mill St. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow - Spring Snow, Snow/Ice - Postholes, Slush, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: None 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw 4. All doing well  
Bugs
Bugs: Yes, had a few on the way down  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: First 2.3 miles, bare booted. A mix of dry, wet and muddy terrain. Easy to navigate. After Mt Surprise, the rock slabs were wet or had running water. Careful footing worked ok. At mile 2.6, spikes went on for the trek up to the summit. A good amount of snow at this elevation. The monorail was solid for the most part and in pretty good shape compared to other trails in the area. The summit rock was dry. On the descent we were snowshoes for a while to help maintain the integrity of the monorail. Micro spikes will work but expect a good amount of slippage with the soften snow and post holing will likely happen.  
Name
Name: Diane Stuart  
E-Mail
E-Mail: stucroftfarm@gmail.com  
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-04-09 
Link
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