|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Shelburne Moriah Mountain, Middle Moriah, Mt. Moriah, Mt. Evans, NH|
||Rattle River Trail, Kenduskeag Trail, bushwhacks, Carter-Moriah Trail, Mt. Evans Trail, US 2|
|Date of Hike:
||Friday, January 14, 2022|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Ice - Black, Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow - Drifts, Snow/Ice - Postholes |
||Snowshoes, Light Traction |
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|Lost and Found:
||Snowshoes were best for all of this route, except maybe from Rt. 2 to the shelter, where spikes would do. Some tracks went up Rattle River, the majority of which turned towards Shelburn Moriah. Higher up, there were some drifts, blue ice flows, and black ice glazed rock. Only one set of tracks headed towards Moriah, but the base was well consolidated, so this section was still fast moving in snowshoes. I did the short bushwhack to middle Moriah, finding supportive snow off trail. |
A short distance north of the shelter, I crossed the drainage, climbed out and headed towards Mt. Evans. Only about 6 in. of snow in these open woods. I chose to take the abandoned Mt. Evans trail down a bit and then followed the forest boundary northeast towards rt.2. I walked a short distance on rt. 2 back to the trailhead.
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.