|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Moriah, NH|
||Stony Brook Trail, Carter Moriah Trail, herd path|
|Date of Hike:
||Sunday, May 16, 2021|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Plenty of room in Route 16 lot. Parking in the cul de sac does not look viable at this point due to a newish No Trespassing sign. |
||Dry Trail, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Mud - Significant, Snow/Ice - Postholes |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||All were rock hoppable without issue. |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||I recollect one or two blowdowns on Stony Brook (one is partially cut). Lots of unmitigated erosion. Trail is vague prior to the large crossing (looks like it crosses early, but the trail climbs up an embankment and continues a bit further). |
||A few down low in the early afternoon, but generally minimal. |
|Lost and Found:
||Summer-like conditions down with generally dry trail; some muck further up. No snow or ice on Stony Brook. Lots of wildflowers in bloom.|
Carter Moriah Trail was initially fairly dry. Patchy snow/monorail started above 3,800 feet, but was generally confined to the dips; ledges are all clear. A few areas of flooded trail where snow is still melting. A few longer stretches of snow just prior to the Kenduskeag junction (no recent tracks coming up from that side; looked snowy still). The steep chute was bare.
We carried Microspikes but never put them on (snow was generally along flat stretches). If I were taking this route again tomorrow, I would not bring them.
Nice morning/early afternoon weather with summer-like temperatures and plenty of sunshine (though there was a small, but loud thunderstorm hanging over Wild River for quite some time). Only saw 5 people the entire day; had the summit to ourselves.
Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.