Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Surprise, Mt. Moriah, NH
Trails: Carter-Moriah Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, September 9, 2012
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Four vehicles at end of Bangor St. Could have accommodated another vehicle. The overflow parking under the power lines had no vehicles. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Standing/Running Water on Trail 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: No water crossings 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Many new bog bridges which replaced the decayed ones and some new water bars. Trail in good condition considering it was the day after a deluge and strong winds. Cleared out a couple of leafed large branches that fell on the trail (probably from Saturday night's storm)  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Due to all the water from Saturday night's storm there was plenty for the dogs to drink. Often this trail is dry. 
Bugs: A few bugs that were easily shooed away. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: There was a lot of water running down parts of the trail and over some section of ledges. There were plenty of puddles. I didn't start the hike until noon hoping the ledges would dry out. By the time I was descending there were enough dry areas on the ledges for secure footing. The ledges on the Carter-Moriah Trail are slippery when wet or icy.

I appreciated the new bog bridges especially the ten or so bog bridges traversing a large wet area.

Great views from the ledges and from the summit of Mt Moriah.  
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2012-09-09 
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