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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Moriah, Shelburne Moriah Mountain, NH
Trails
Trails: Carter Moriah Trail, Kenduskeag Trail, Rattle River Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, July 3, 2015
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Cars filled the area under the powerline on Bangor Road and there was plenty of room at the Rattle River lot. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All crossings of the Rattle River were easily rock-hop-able 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: All trail free of blowdowns and well marked with the exception of near the Rattle River Shelter to Rte 2--where are the white AT blazes? From the beginning of the Rattle River Trail to Shelburne Moriah the first 100 feet is a terrible big mud pit but that was the worst of it thankfully. Most bog bridges are in good condition with a good number of small bad mud pits in between but not bad. I was able to keep my feet dry. Also from Rattle River to Shelburne Moriah the trail is in desperate need of clipping. Where it wasn't ledge it was difficult to see thru the spruce hiding the bog bridges and foot bed. The overgrown boughs were really rough on my bare legs.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: No water on the Carter Moriah Trail. 
Bugs
Bugs: No bugs, NO BUGS, yahoo yippee No Bugs yes sireee 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Love the trip up to Mount Surprise, lovely views all day. Golfing Gals and pals scored Moriah but declinded to accompany me to Shelburne Moriah. Saw only a handful of people on the trail but there were a half dozen on Moriah summit that came up via Stony Brook. I was all by my lonesome on Shelburne Moriah. Super duper day.  
Name
Name: Nordic Gal 
E-Mail
E-Mail: amybike@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2015-07-04 
Link
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