Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Moriah, NH
Trails: Stony Brook Trail, Carter-Moriah Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, January 24, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Lot plowed. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Drifts, Snow - Wet/Sticky 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: The first two have brides, the rest were mostly iced over. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Only two trees down on Stony Brook. Both were easy to navigate. The snowpack is beginning to tighten the corridor along the C - M Tr. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Easy trail for Marlie. The scramble just below the summit was filled in nicely with snow. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Having not seen any reports for Stony Brook Tr since early in the month I was mentally prepared to break trail if need be. Luckily there were two sets of boot tracks that made it to the summit although there was still 6+ inches of loose snow to pack with some deeper spots and taller drifts. The first mile of Stony Brook Tr was scratchy and the ledges on C - M Tr are a mix of deep drifts, bare rock, and thin cover. Other than that it was great snowshoe conditions today although the snow became a little sticky near the end of the hike. I saw only one other group of 5 all day. They were doing a traverse, up C - M down Stony Brook, and all wearing snowshoes. The trail should be well groomed for the weekend barebooters. Excellent mild January day out with my favorite trail companion.

10 mi. 3100' elev+k  
Name: IQuest  
E-Mail: iandanner@hotmail com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-01-24 
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