Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Shelburne Moriah Mountain, NH
Trails: Rattle River Trail, Kenduskeag Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, December 7, 2013
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Ample parking off at TH 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Wet Trail, Ice - Blue, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Leaves - Significant/Slippery 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Rock Hopping 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Kenduskeag Tr needs trimming, White blazes are faded or gone on the Rattle River Tr. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Poor footing for dogs unless they are able to stay off trail. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Rattle River Tr started dry and crusty but we put on light traction after about ten minutes and kept them on the rest of the day. Able to avoid one crossing by bush whacking along the left side of the Rattle River and cross where there is a fork in the river back to the trail. Beyond the final brook crossing and just as you begin climbing steeply, about 2600', the trail turns into an ice flow. This can be avoided at this time by bush whacking slightly off trail and keeping parallel to it all the way up to the bog bridges. Kenduskeag Tr was icy as well but passable today.  
Name: Fran M 
E-Mail: maineri at metrocast dot net 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2013-12-07 
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