Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks South Moat Mountain, Middle Moat Mountain, North Moat Mountain, NH
Trails: Moat Mountain Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Monday, March 20, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty of parking at both trailheads 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Drifts, Snow - Wet/Sticky, Snow - Spring Snow 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: No issue 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Limited yellow markings between S.Moat and N.Moat 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: After spotting 2 vehicles at the Diana's Bath trailhead, the five of us meet at the S.Moat trailhead. We started a 8:45 as we planned to do the Moats traverse. Weather conditions were perfect with a blue bird day, temps starting around 20degrees and ending around 40. There was light to moderate winds at times on top. No issue with the well packed trail to the summit of SM. Micro spokes were the footwear of choice. As we suspected the trail between SM and NM was not broken out. We put on snowshoes and experience drifts and relatively firm snow on the exposed sections. Outside the open exposed sections snow depths averaged around 18-24" and trail was difficult to locate at times. As the day went on warmer temps made the snow soft and sticky. The trail from NM to Diana's Bath trailhead was broken out. We left snowshoes on coming off NM though after amount a mile down the packed trail narrowed so we changed over to micro spikes.We ended the hike about 5:30.  
Name: Jim S. 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-03-21 
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