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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Moriah, NH
Trails
Trails: Rattle River Trail, Kenduskeag Trail, Carter-Moriah Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, August 23, 2015
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Small parking area off route 2 for Rattle River. Lot often has vehicles from outside New England since it is on the AT. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Water level low so crossing of Rattle River easy on rocks 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Birch across the Rattle River trail uphill of the shelter. A foot plus diameter about three feet above ground. Recent fall. Some hobblebush need trimming back from Rattle River trail in spots. Some brushing of evergreens required on the Kenduskeag trail. Most of the plank bog bridges are in good condition. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Trail good for dogs 
Bugs
Bugs: A few. None were biting 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Rattle River and Kenduskeag trails are part of the AT. The AT route to Mt Moriah is a nice woods walk but it is not as scenic as either Carter-Moriah from Bangor Street nor the Stony Brook approach.
Rattle River shelter was in good condition. Met many AT hikers. I heard the common complaint that there are not enough white blazes in the White Mountains. I did see some of the old red blazes on the Rattle River trail. On the plus side they all enjoyed the White Mountain experience. Great views from the open summit of Mt Moriah only limited by the humidity.  
Name
Name: WAUMBEK 
E-Mail
E-Mail: WAUMBEK at Roadrunner dot com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2015-08-23 
Link
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