Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Surprise, Mt. Moriah, NH
Trails: Carter Moriah Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, December 9, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Lot on Bangor Rd is plowed and room for plenty of cars. Didnt scope out the parking situation at the end of the street because I had already planned to use the lot regardless.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow - Wet/Sticky, Snow - Spring Snow, Slush 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: N/A 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Two large blowdowns about 1.1 miles in. They have been delimbed and you can duck under them for now, but later in the season with more snowpack, they might be an issue.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: N/A 
Bugs: N/A 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: N/A 
Comments: Snowpack was quite bony below Mount Surprise. Better coverage up high. Trail definitely lost some snowpack during the day as the temps went up.

Six of in total went snowshoes door to door. However, we were the first ones out for the day, and I passed 12 people on my down, all wearing spikes. So I imagine the trail is pretty torn up right now. If anyone is trying to get it before the storm rolls in, it could really use some snowshoe love before the freeze part of the thaw/freeze cycle sets in. Otherwise it’s going to be rough travel until the next snow event.  
Name: Chef 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-12-10 
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