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Trail Conditions

Trip Log


Mt. Moriah
Gorham, NH, Bean's Purchase, NH

Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
The Carter-Moriah Trail
The Carter-Moriah Trail

Route: Old Stony Brook Trail, Stony Brook Trail, Carter-Moriah Trail, (Mt. Moriah), Carter-Moriah Trail, Imp Shelter Spur, Carter-Moriah Trail, Stony Brook Trail, old Stony Brook Trail

Stretches of trail were dry, however there were plenty of stretches of mud. Rime ice on above 3600 feet. Some black ice on roots and bog bridging, but not enough to justify Microspikes. One annoying mud bog about halfway across the ridge.

Hike Ratings
Getting To Trailhead: Easy
Destination: Mt. Moriah
Length: Moderate
Steepness: Difficult
Navigation: Moderate
Views: Minimal (due to weather)
Crowds: Minimal

Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Saturday, November 3, 2012
Parking Elevation: 1,195'
Destination: Mt. Moriah
Time Elapsed: 02:42
Trailhead Elevation: 1,195'
Summit Elevation: 4,049'
Vertical Gain: 2,994'
Hike Time Elapsed: 07:01
Hike Vertical Gain: 3,434'

The old Stony Brook Trail trailhead
The old Stony Brook Trail trailhead

Looking at fog from Mt. Moriah - Click to enlarge
Looking at fog from Mt. Moriah

Directions to trailhead: Take Route 16 North from Pinkham Notch. The Stony Brook parking area will be on the right, at the beginning of Mt. Carter Road. To reach the old Stony Brook Trail, not posted as of fall 2012, continue on foot up Mt. Carter Road, eventually bearing left onto a straight grassy road. The old Stony Brook Trail starts at the end of that road, adjacent to some boulders.

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