Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks South Moat Mountain, Middle Moat Mountain, NH
Trails: Moat Mountain Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Wednesday, August 1, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: East access and ample parking at Passaconaway Rd trailhead (was a weekday). 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Moderately used trail. Very good markings from trailhead (Passaconaway Rd), see red ribbon ties at left top of trail head to start. Mostly clear blazes or cairns up to South Moat. Less so but sufficient from South to Middle Moat. Even less from Middle to North Moat. Perhaps could benefit from marker at first large ledge on way up South Moat to note distance to summit. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs: Some, not terrible.  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Good trail, well marked, less so on ledges. Steady climb for much of the way. Lovely semi-cloudy day making not too hot on the trail and importantly on both summits. Fabulous 360 views from South and Middle Moat. Better views on this hike than from many others. And delicious blueberries. Aimed to reach North Moat (from South through Middle) but ever darkening sky suggested I turn back. Not soon enough. It rained intensely all the way from Middle Moat through South and all the way down. Took it slow. Slippery rocks, roots and mud. However, rain sound was beautiful addition and was glad for the canopy shield. Was drenched.  
Name: bejay 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-08-02 
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