Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Moriah, NH
Trails: Stony Brook Trail, Carter-Moriah Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plowed lot 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable) 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All snowbridged 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: One large blowdown at about 2.2 miles from trailhead (just below the brook crossing); may need the AMC Pro crew to clear 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: The first mile of Stony Brook Trail seems to be a popular dog walk, but I didn't see any dogs above that 
Bugs: None 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: None 
Comments: Monorail is quite firm for first 2 miles of Stony Brook Trail and was suitable for microspikes, but snowshoes are essential above that. At the col between Imp and Moriah, the snowshoe tracks form a "Y". The left track, which appears to head more directly toward Moriah, is not the trail; it links up with the trail after a short, somewhat brushy bushwhack. The actual trail goes to the right, seemingly away from Moriah, but turns left shortly after the "Y". Snow on the ridge is deep and what blazes I saw were just peaking out of the snow. Due to the snow depth there was a considerable amount of pushing through fir branches required (branches that are normally well overhead in the summer) even when I was clearly on the trail. As a result, there are several places where the snowshoe tracks diverged as people tried to find the easiest way along the ridge, but all seemed to come back to the trail eventually.  
Name: Jay Baxter 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-03-14 
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