|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Shelburne Moriah Mountain, NH|
||Shelburne Trail, Kenduskeag Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Saturday, July 16, 2011|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Dry Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable |
|Water Crossing Notes:
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
|Lost and Found:
||SHELBURNE TRAIL (north): The first half of this 4 mile trail (i.e. the 2.1 mile segment of logging road) was in very good shape. It has a firm gravel/dirt mixture which provides for quick & easy walking. There was very little in the way of mud, and no tall grass.|
The second half of the trail that goes through the woods was basically in good shape. However, there were a few blowdowns (with easy workarounds), and there were a few sections that could use some brushing. There were no issues with water crossings.
There is another aspect about this trail which must be mentioned. The White Mountain Guide indicates that the turn-off from the logging road at 2.1 miles (where the trail enters the woods) can be "difficult to discern". Yup! I can confirm that! My hiking partner and I missed it! However, it wasn't that big of a deal. With GPS-assistance we were able to easily locate the trail and be on our merry way! Contained in my BLOG (see link at bottom of report) are some photos which might be helpful in identifying the location of this turn-off.
KENDUSKEAG TRAIL: This trail is certainly follow-able all the way from the junction with the Shelburne Trail to the summit of Shelburne-Moriah. However, there are some blowdowns to work around, and the trail could use a good brushing in several segments.
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Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.