|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Moriah, NH|
||Stony Brook Trail, Carter-Moriah Trail, Imp Campsite Spur|
|Date of Hike:
||Wednesday, May 19, 2021|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Parked at 11am. 6 vehicles in the lot, 3 were Northern Vermont University vans. All vehicles were still there the next day. |
||Dry Trail, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Wet Trail, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Slush, Snow/Ice - Small Patches |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||Rock hopping, step over |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||Minimal. Black flies are out, but weren't terrible. |
|Lost and Found:
||Temps in the low 70’s to start. Headed to Imp Campsite with my wife first and then continued on to Moriah solo. The trail all the way to Imp Campsite was dry save for a few tiny muddy spots easily stepped over and some trickles across the trail. The brook was easily step-stoned across since the water was relatively low. The Imp Campsite Spur had some branches quickly tossed aside) and a pretty carpet of spruce tips.|
Very similar conditions as the earlier ascent. Snow started to appear in shaded areas of the woods around 3800’, but the trail remained clear and dry until about 1/4 mile from the summit spur, where about 4-6 inches of mush remained. The short climb to the summit was the only challenge, but spikes wouldn’t have helped and going slow (especially back down) gave me no troubles.
Other than my wife, who stayed at the campsite, I didn’t see another person all day. We had a lovely sunset to watch as we made dinner and tea. Overnight the temps dropped to the upper 40’s to low 50’s, but we stayed toasty (almost too toasty) in our sleeping bags.
||Josh Rose |
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.