|Hiking Trail Conditions Report
|Mt. Moriah, Shelburne Moriah Mountain, NH
|Stony Brook Trail, Carter-Moriah Trail, Kenduskeag Trail, Shelburne Trail
|Date of Hike:
|Sunday, July 23, 2023
|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.
|Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant
|Water Crossing Notes:
|No problems anywhere
|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!
|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.
|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:
|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!
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.