|Hiking Trail Conditions Report
|Shelburne Moriah Mountain, NH
|Shelburne Trail, Kenduskeag Trail
|Date of Hike:
|Tuesday, August 1, 2023
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
|No cars on arrival at 8am and none on return at 1:30pm.
|Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant
|Water Crossing Notes:
|All easily crossed
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
|One large step-under at 1.1 miles in on Shelburne Tr. Several step-overs prior to reaching the intersection of Kenduskeg. Kenduskeg needs some brushing in spots and has numerous step-overs, step-unders and one large walk-around during it’s 1.4 mile stretch to the summit of SM.
There are some areas on both trails that have been washed out. No issues hiking up and down those spots.
|Plenty of mosquitoes at the parking lot on arrival and return. No bug issues during the hike.
|Lost and Found:
|Today was a rare gem for this summer with fairly clear skies for a change. Views from this peak require some walking around the large summit and navigating significant muddy areas. An added bonus was enjoying the entirety of my time at the summit and 10.8 mile hike alone. I did not see another person the entire hike.
Lots of mushrooms out along the trail portion of this hike (first and last two miles are on an old logging road that has been recently mowed) and plenty of recent Moose activity around the Kenduskeg intersection.
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.