Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Surprise, Mt. Moriah, NH
Trails: Carter Moriah Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, April 28, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked down the road at parking area. There was room near the trail head but a neighbor said we couldn't park there even though it was not close to the fire hydrant and no sign saying we couldn't. We moved to keep peace. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow - Spring Snow, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: None 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: one new blow down already limbed and easy to climb over 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw one hiker with a dog 
Bugs: None 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: The trail was mostly dry to Mt Surprise with minor mud. Birds were singing and it was very pleasant. After Mt Surprise lookout we hit a few patches of snow and water on the trail. The ledges above had some water that we could work around. Then we hit bigger patches of snow and put our spikes on and off for about 1/4 mile. At 3000'there was consistent snow/monorail. It was fairly solid on the way up and very narrow in places. On the SW side we did hit a few bare patches of ground but not enough to remove spikes. The depth went from about 6" to 1-3' in the last mile. It varied and did collapse some when we descended. The summit was dry rock. The summit sign was still buried.  
Name: jungleland 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-04-28 
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