|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Moriah, NH|
||Herd path, Stony Brook Trail, Carter-Moriah Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Wednesday, January 18, 2017|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||I accessed the trail via the herd-path from the vacant lot on Mt. Carter Road. The beginning of the road to the vacant lot was plowed leaving good room for 3-4 cars to park without interfering with the traffic (snow-plowing) on the road. However, the surface underneath the snow is pure ice. |
||Ice - Blue, Snow - Unpacked Powder |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||Some tributaries have open water but are easy step-overs. Otherwise bridged. |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||Good conditions for experienced winter-dogs. An icy patch on the steep section just below the summit could be tricky. |
|Lost and Found:
||1-2" of snow low, 3-4" higher up - on top of a trail that was well packed down. Some sections on the Carter-Moriah trail has ice underneath the new snow and what appears to be good traction can be deceptive. |
Snowshoes door to door.
It seems like once again the actual snowfall was significantly less than indicated by the forecast.
Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.