|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Shelburne Moriah Mountain, NH|
||Shelburne Trail, Kenduskeag Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Wednesday, October 13, 2021|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||I parked at the gated end of Connor Brook Rd. (FR 95) in Shelburne. |
||Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant, Leaves - Significant/Slippery |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||No issues. |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||Overall, both trails are in decent shape. Shelburne is not blazed. On Kenduskeag I spotted one really old faded blaze and that was it. Several blowdowns on both trails. Additional spans of bog bridging are needed along the summit ridge as folks are stepping around the mud. The eroded pitch above the ladder on Kenduskeag is steep slippery mud, making it a bit tricky to descend. |
|Lost and Found:
||A beautiful day to revisit this peak. This is definitely the quieter and generally easier approach, at least until the ridge.|
These trails were mainly dry (aside from the initial logging road walk which was a brushy car wash in the morning from overnight fog; dry in the afternoon). There were some wet and muddy areas, but nothing crazy. Foliage is past peak here and the leaves are falling fast, so they are covering rocks, roots, water, and mud. Still some nice muted foliage color as of today though.
I hadn't done this route in a while and had mostly forgotten what a rough roller coaster ride Kenduskeag is. Oof.
Excellent views from all of the assorted ledges and only encountered a few people on the summit. On my hike in and out I saw no one. Pretty warm temps for October; a bit too warm for me at this time of year.
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.