|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Moriah, Shelburne Moriah Mountain, NH|
||Rattle River Trail, Kenduskeag Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Saturday, September 4, 2021|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Parking available at 8:00AM in the Rattle River trailhead lot. |
||Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Significant |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||The water crossings of Rattle River and its tributaries were easy on rocks. Water levels are not high. |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||Tree falls on Rattle River and Kenduskeag trails. All presented no difficulties for passage.
Significant mud areas on Kenduskeag Trail leading to Shelburne Moriah could use either additional bog bridges or rocks.
Most bog bridges are solid, however some are damaged or a plank is missing.
The lower section of Rattle River has good water diversion trenches.
Some vegetative crowding of the Kenduskeag Trail heading to Shelburne Moriah. |
||Trails fine for dogs |
|Lost and Found:
||Most of the Rattle River Trail had minor areas of mud with the exception of the area nearing the junction with the Kenduskeag Trail. The Kenduskeag Trail to Mt Moriah had more mud but the going was manageable on rocks and roots. The Kenduskeag Trail to Shelburne Moriah had lots of mud spots with many having a high water content that created boot sucking surfaces. The Rattle River Trail above the upper crossing of Rattle River has many rock steps that provides good footing. Watch out for some dead branches sticking in to the sides of the Kenduskeag Trail in the section heading to Shelburne Moriah. Exercise caution on the sloped bog bridges if wet or frosty (soon).|
Mt Moriah summit ledge provides a good angle for viewing the Great Gulf and the Presidential Range. The views from Shelburne Moriah are magnificent in all directions.
There were lots of hikers out today including an 8 year old girl and her family, the Hiker Babes group, and many northbound AT thru hikers.
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.