Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Moriah, Shelburne Moriah Mountain, NH
Trails: Stony Brook Trail, Carter-Moriah Trail, Kenduskeag Trail, Shelburne Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, July 23, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Put one car at the parking area on Connor Road, and another at Stony Brook. Connor Road is passable, just take care with a lower clearance vehicle in the beginning. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: No problems anywhere 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Big shout out to the maintainer for recently doing a TON of work to brush out and trim the trail, and dig out water bars that serve a purpose!  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: A few different pups along the way, including one that was a pointier version of Ellie! Lots of water on the trails for them to cool off in too which is excellent.  
Bugs: Mosquitos clearly hadn’t seen much action in a while. They grew increasingly worse as we traveled further along the Shelburne trail, turning into a complete swarm at the parking area. Dragonflies galore up on the ridges. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Thankful for such a clear and beautiful day to do this trip!
Stony Brook didn’t have much to mention, although it was one of the driest trails. There were a few good mud pits on the ledge portions of Carter-Moriah. Quite the crowd on the summit around 11:30, everyone was happy and enjoying the day. We talked to an AT hiker with a unique tactic, a four legged doppelgänger, and a couple familiar faces. Earlier in the morning we had met GN while dropping our car, and were able to help him salvage his day’s plan after he ran into a hiccup. After the summit party we continued over Kenduskeag to Shelburne-Moriah, such a gem! Definitely the deepest mud of the day here, mostly going from the junction with Carter-Moriah to the summit of Shelburne-Moriah. We found a view Eric had recommended we look out for, and the boy was it stellar. It would be a great lunch spot!

Our final leg was Shelburne Trail back to the parking area on Connor Road. Excellent maintenance has been done here! Some of it looked fairly recent too. We were relieved to find the final two miles of logging road to the gate has been brush hogged at some point since the last report was posted in June. The water bars have also seen a lot of love; they were cleared deep and far in. The trail prior to the logging road had been trimmed back very well, we felt so lucky!  
Name: bria, Nordic_gal 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-07-23 
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