Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Moriah, NH
Trails: Rattle River Trail, Kenduskeag Trail, Carter-Moriah Trail, Moriah Brook Trail, Highwater Trail, Wild River Trail, Basin Trail, Route 113
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, August 2, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Mud - Significant 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: The Wild River was only about 6-12 inches deep today. It was easily crossed and one group member was able to do it without his boots getting wet.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: There is a 0.1-0.2 mile section of trail on the Moriah Brook Trail about 1/2 mile upstream of Moriah Gorge that is impossible to follow. The trail just ends. We had to walk in the brook bed for a while. It is also difficult to figure out where the other side of the trail is when you cross the Wild River where the old suspension bridge used to be. We had to search around for about 5 minutes. Other than these two issues, the Moriah Brook Trail was very easy to follow. It could probably use a little brushing work, but that's also what gives it a wilder wilderness feel. Very few blowdowns and we cleared all the small ones with a folding saw as we went down.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs: Bug spray at times as mosquitoes were occasionally biting. Not a huge deal, but just enough to slightly annoy at times.  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Rattle River Trail > Kenduskeag Trail > Carter-Moriah Trail > summit of Mt. Moriah > Carter-Moriah Trail > Moriah Brook Trail > Highwater Trail > cross the Wild River > Wild River Trail > Basin Trail > Basin Pond > roadwalk to Baldface Circle Trail parking area

This was a great 22-miles-ish two-night backpacking trip. We parked one car at the A.T. parking area on route 2 and the other at the baldface circle trail parking area (both were FREE). We camped along the Moriah Brook Trail and at the Blue Brook tentsites.  
Name: Greg Parsons 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-08-05 
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