Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Moriah, Shelburne Moriah Mountain, NH
Trails: Wild River Trail, Moriah Brook Trail, Carter-Moriah Trail, Kenduskeag Trail, Shelburne Trail, Highwater Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, November 2, 2013
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: ME 113 and Wild River Rd still open. Parked at Wild River Camground. Fee tube covered. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant, Standing/Running Water on Trail 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: There were too many to keep track of. Most were easy rock hops. Moriah Brook just above Moriah Gorge required me to go upstream about 50 yds to find a suitable spot to cross and the crossing of Bull Brook along the Highwater Tr had some debris blocking the way. We crossed just upstream. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: With few blazes and a fresh coat of leaves both Moriah Brook and Shelburne Trails will test your navigational skills. Both had numerous step overs and a few duck unders, as is common on trails that are within a wilderness area. Most of the bog bridges along Moriah Brook Tr are rotted out and beavers are flooding parts of the trail. Kenduskeag and Shelburne Trails are very brushy in spots to the point where the spruce trees on each side of the trail are touching. Stay on the bog bridges along the Kenduskeag Tr and watch out for the mud. Some of it is knee deep! Sections of the Highwater Tr have been swallowed by the Wild River. It was easy to skirt around and regain the trail after a short distance. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Since we were the first car in the lot and traveling on low traffic trails, Marlie took the lead for most of the day. Lots of mud and water along the way. Having an experienced trail dog will help you stay on the trail when it's not so obvious. Dogs at Wild River campground are supposed to be leashed. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Lost a little blood after taking a branch to the head.  
Comments: I had been wanting to take the Moriah Brook Tr for quite some time and was not disappointed. Easy grades, numerous water crosings, open woods, pools, cascades, and very low traffic made the extra driving to Wild River Campground well worth it. We saw only two others at the summit of Mt Moriah and then three more about .2 miles from the parking lot. Lots of solitued today. Very warm and sunny for most of the day. Nice to be November and still wearing a t-shirt. A great day to complete round 6!  
Name: IQuest 
E-Mail: iandanner@hotmail com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2013-11-03 
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