Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Carter Ledge, Middle Sister, Blue Mountain, NH
Trails: Carter Ledge Trail, Nickerson Ledge Trail, Middle Sister Trail, bushwhack
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked at the Carter Ledge Trailhead, located along the southern loop in the White Ledge Campground.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Carter Ledge Trail: blowdown 1500'; blowdown 2400'; badly eroded section 2780' Nickerson Ledge Trail: blowdown 1740' 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: It was too hot and exposed to day for Skipper.... so he sat this one out. There were seeps and brooks here and there... but long sections of dry spots as well.  
Bugs: Some pesky mosquitoes... and for lack of another better name, some sweat flies if I stopped too long. Ha! 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Enjoyable day out redlining. I was glad I ascended Carter Ledge Trail, and that I had chosen a dry day (as well advised). There is one section near the top of the Carter Ledge Trail that has a sloping rock face... and looks like it would be treacherous when wet or icy.

I elected to scoot up to Blue Mtn. as it was only a 1/4 mile bushwhack off the trail. Nothing noteworthy to report.

About a mile from the trailhead, I came close to a black bear. I'm sure the bear spotted me first.... there was enough forest between me and the bear, but close enough that I could see it clearly. I moved uphill... the bear kindly moved downhill.  
Name: Damselfly 
E-Mail: btzimr at gmail dot com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2015-08-18 
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