Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Shelburne Moriah Mountain, Middle Moriah, Mt. Moriah, Mt. Evans, NH
Trails: Rattle River Trail, Kenduskeag Trail, bushwhacks, Carter-Moriah Trail, Mt. Evans Trail, US 2
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, January 14, 2022
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Black, Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow - Drifts, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: 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.  
Name: zporterColdRiverCampCook 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2022-01-14 
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