Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Moriah, NH
Trails: Stony Brook Trail, Carter Moriah Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, November 21, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty of spaces, 4 cars upon arrival at 0800, 5 cars at departure at 1230. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant, Leaves - Significant/Slippery, Slush 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: No issues on any of the crossings. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Nothing of note 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: The chimney is difficult for a human at this time as its largely blue ice - it might be too much for most canines. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: A FINE day in the forest. Ran into a familiar face in the parking lot so that was a pleasant start to the day. The trails as noted by Ian yesterday where a bit different - mainly because I started much earlier and thus much colder. Trail is mainly devoid of snow to about 2000 feet. After the second water crossing the snow is more widespread. The boulder fields between crossings 1 & 2 required some care as they had bullet blue ice on them. Large sections of sheeted blue ice appear on the final ascent to the C-M trail. It was avoidable or otherwise negotiable on the ascent. I donned spikes somewhere around 3300 on C-M ridgeline as there are large sections of blue ice --- are you noticing a trend? There are patches where its bare on the ledges but they are needed to the summit. The chimney climb was lovely and care was needed in your footing. Thankfully the sun stayed in until I was about half way down or that would have made things more fun. I felt like I needed a cigarette after descending C-M to Stoney Brook, it was *THAT* exciting. I wore spikes to the second water crossing mainly because at this point the gradient changes and its more amicable as well as the trail is drier. The ice will continue to grow with freeze thaw cycles.  
Name: The Teal Goat 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-11-21 
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