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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Surprise, Mt. Moriah, NH
Trails
Trails: Carter-Moriah Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, January 6, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parking at the poleline is plowed. There were two cars parked at the trailhead, but I prefer not to park right in someone's front yard 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Ice - Breakable Crust, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow - Drifts, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable) 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: None 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: None 
Bugs
Bugs: None 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: None 
 
Comments
Comments: Got to the trailhead T about 1:30 and passed 4 or 5 people as they we're headed down. Trail was icy at the entrance and the lower sections. Hard part ked snow for the middle sections, and more loose snow as I got nearer the summit. I used snowshoes all the way up, mostly for the televators. Switched to microspikes for the descent. High winds had the snow drifting at the open ledgy sections below Surprise. Reached the summit at 4:00 and didn't need headlight until 5:00. Got 30 minutes or so in the dark for a peaceful return.  
Name
Name: Jim Jorgenson 
E-Mail
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-01-07 
Link
Link: http:// 
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