Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Moriah, NH
Trails: Rattle River Trail, Kenduskeag Trail, Carter Moriah Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, November 10, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Easy 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Blue, Ice - Breakable Crust, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Mud - Significant, Leaves - Significant/Slippery 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All rock-hop-able 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: The mountain-doodle had a blast! 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: 2 night backpack at the Rattle River shelter, with trip to Moriah in the middle day. Shelter is fabulous - on the trail, has latrine, a beautiful stream nearby, and even a fire pit. Felt like we were glamping! Tent pads a bit hard to find, go uphill from the latrine. Trail up to the summit had a good bit of snow/ice up high, plus mud, and ice crusted mud that you can easily break through. Wore microspikes from the last crossing up. Don't step off the bog bridges at the Kenduskeag-Rattle River junction, I did and ended up with a boot full of mud after I broke through the snow-ice. Summit was welcoming, easy to get to with a near-360 view. One difficult 30' section where the Carter-Moriah trail leaves Kenduskeag (just below the summit) OK in microspikes now but may need better traction/axe once the snow fully covers the rock-staircase there. Great peak, great shelter, great trail - highly recommended  
Name: Joel 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-11-12 
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