Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Shelburne Moriah Mountain, NH
Trails: Shelburne Trail, Kenduskeag Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, July 21, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Good parking, watch the potholes on the way in. I have a 2009 Corolla and I did o.k. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Hard to say, since we're in a drought right now. There were some dry beds and the rest were easy to cross. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Shelburne - First 2 miles are a Forest Road, no problem there. The trail then ascends through the woods; although there are no blazes, the foot bed is easy to follow. And then comes the hobble bush obscuring it almost completely until you get to the trail junction. This section needs a lot of work. Blowdowns were not much of an issue. Kenduskeag - There was a nice ladder in one section, thank you! Not difficult to follow. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Two concerns. 1. Not much water in the higher areas, plan accordingly. 2. Lots of grassy areas (like the first two miles), EXPECT TICKS! 
Bugs: The first two miles are very grassy and even in the higher elevations there are grassy bogs, so it's almost inevitable you will be picking up hitchhikers. The good news is that the one or two that did latch on were not difficult to remove. Prema had some mosquito bites. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Shelburne Trail (from FR 95), Kenduskeag Trail

First time on Shelburne Moriah; have wanted to go for quite some time. This is a nice way to go, unless you dislike forest road walks. This reminded me of taking Slippery Brook to go to Eastman or the Baldies, or taking the Tripoli Road side to Tecumseh. I'm happy in total solitude or crowds, but if you are looking for solitude this is a good way to go. We did not see any one till Kenduskeag, and they were surprised to see us. Two gentlemen had taken Shelburne from Wild River; I'd like to go back and try it from there. There are ledges on the way to the summit, we spent a lot of time on those. We spent some time on blueberries as well. What a beautiful summit! Expansive with views in all directions. Weather was perfect for this one. I'd also like to ascend from Rattle River as well.  
Name: Beckie and Prema 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-07-22 
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