Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Surprise, Mt. Moriah, NH
Trails: Carter Moriah Trail, Stony Brook Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, November 5, 2011
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked at Bangor Street and ascended Carter Moriah. Left one vehicle at Stony Brook and descended Stony Brook Trail. Car spot is just under 3 miles. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Ice - Black, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Ice - Breakable Crust, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Stony Brook has several stream crossings and all were easy to cross. Water isn't too high. Gaiters and poles helpful. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trails in descent shape. A few blowdowns that are mostly avoidable.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Ledges were very slick in spots, probably not good for dogs until there is more of a snow cover. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Beautiful sunny day! High of 35 at summit, light winds. From Bangor Street the Carter Moriah trail is in descent shape but ledges were just as expected - icy and slick in most spots. Did a little bushwacking. Two of us wore stabilizers, two barebooted. There is a lot more snow than I expected to see. It's only about 6" deep in most spots, a little deeper closer to summit. Views were spectacular. Descended Stony Brook trail, the beginning of the descent is tricky, steep and icy. Once on Stony Brook the footing was much easier, still lots of snow until the last 2 miles which were covered with leaves, and some DEEP mud. Trail follows and old logging road and somehow we ended up on a residential street until we arrived at the Stony Brook parking area where we had left one car.  
Name: Lisa Pengel 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2011-11-05 
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