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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Shelburne Moriah Mountain, NH
Trails
Trails: Rattle River Trail (AT), Kenduskeag Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, October 14, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: plenty on Rt.2 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Mud - Significant 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: all easy 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Kenduskeag Tr heading East toward Shelburne Moriah from the Rattle River Tr junction had some boot-sucking mud pits that were hard to avoid. Kudos for extensive bog bridges which were mostly intact, even if tilted which made it a little tricky with the sheet of ice we found around noon. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: saw one having fun 
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: 1) first aid kit in yellow fabric zippered pack, on RR Trail about 0.3 mi in 2) black women's right hand glove, UnderArmor midweight liner style, likely around 3.2 mi crossing will send a check for postage to anyone who finds these. Sorry in advance for inadvertent "littering." 
 
Comments
Comments: Blustery and some tricky descent moments with the previous day's precipitation, but oh so worth it for a great vantage point on peaks everywhere. Crystal-clear skies meant the Presi's were sharp as day in view as were the Baldfaces, Chocorua, Pliny/Pilot Range, way up to Percy Peaks and into Canada. Those stairs on RR past the upper river crossing sure were glute-busters. -Previous day's light snow was still on the trees and some shade-facing rocks on Kenduskeag were coated with ice which made for watching placement with care, though doable. Major pond on Kenduskeag headed east about 0.1 from summit -there's a workaround by sliding down a rock to the left on ascent.  
Name
Name: TwinMom+1 
E-Mail
E-Mail: mk@mkmarinac.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-10-15 
Link
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