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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Shelburne Moriah Mountain, Old Man of the Valley, NH
Trails
Trails: Rattle River Trail, Kenduskeag Trail, Shelburne Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, September 1, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty of room at the gate at the end of the forest road at beginning of Shelburne Trail off Rte 2. At 9 am there were still a couple of spaces in the Rattle River lot but when we returned in the afternoon there were a few overflow parked outside of the 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 water crossings easily rock hop-able 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Rattle River Trail's water bars need work. Kenduskeag, no blazes except old worn yellow ones on the ledges in a few places, significant mud at west terminus & in the middle between bog bridges. Shelburne Trail had been recently brushed & water bars cleaned, no blazes. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: sure 
Bugs
Bugs: none 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Old Man of the Valley highway sign is missing 
 
Comments
Comments: Dropped cars at the Shelburne Trailhead and then drove over to Rattle River Trail. this is a nice loop over Shelburne Moriah Mountain. We did the steep rock steps up to the ridge and enjoyed the walk over to Shelburne Moriah on the Kenduskeag Trail--yes a pleasant walk. We spend a good hour on the summit enjoying the big vista and cool breeze--we put on hats and jackets! Jill decorated the summit cairn with a congratulations banner for Danielle. Amada, Rick and your truly along with friends Jill, Dan and Larry posed for a group photo. Then Jill, Dan and Larry left us at the summit and headed to Moriah and we continued on the Kenduskeag Trail to its terminus with the Shelburne Trail--nice up and down stroll with more views. The Shelburne Trail is gentle and much better than returning down Rattle River! Lots and lots of mushrooms of all kinds! Thank you to the trail tender that recently brushed and cleaned water bars. Danielle--Congratulations to Danielle for completing the 52wav list on this day. Bonus we parked at the end of the forest road at Rte 2 and walked a couple hundred feet west to visit the Old Man of the Valley, the highway sign for this interesting rock is missing.  
Name
Name: Nordic Gal, Danielle 
E-Mail
E-Mail: amybike@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-09-02 
Link
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