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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Carter Dome, Mt. Hight, South Carter, Middle Carter, NH
Trails
Trails: Nineteen Mile Brook Trail, Carter-Moriah Trail, North Carter Trail, Imp Trail, Camp Dodge Cutoff
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, June 11, 2016
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Nineteen Mile Brook trailhead parking area was fine but as usual the parking overflowed on to route 16 by afternoon. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Crossings on Nineteen Mile Brook trail are bridged otherwise no significant crossings 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Nineteen Mile Brook Trail, Carter-Moriah Trail, and Imp Trail are free of obstructions and in good condition. Water diversion troughs thoroughly cleared out. The upper portion of the North Carter Trail had erosion trenches with running water that made it like hiking in a brook. Some bog bridges on the Carter-Moriah trail just south of the junction with the North Carter trail are in poor condition. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw one dog today. 
Bugs
Bugs: None 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: On Nineteen Mile Brook trail the rerouted sections had some mud but otherwise dry up to junction with Carter Dome trail. Thereafter there was some mud and water on some stretches of the trail. Decided to ascend Carter Dome first in order to get the views from Mt Hight before the clouds moved in. The short side path to the view at Pulpit Rock is worth the slight effort. At the summit of Middle Carter there was a strong musky scent (skunk like odor). The herd path from Imp trail to the Joe Dodge camp was quite evident as a well beaten path through the grass/fern of an old forest road.
There were lots of hikers out on Saturday. Talked with Monkeys Uncle at the C-M/Carter Dome split above Zeta Pass. Met a southbound AT section hiker from Georgia at Zeta Pass. There was a crowd at the summit of South Carter whereas at all the other summits I was alone.  
Name
Name: WAUMBEK 
E-Mail
E-Mail: WAUMBEK at Roadrunner dot com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2016-06-12 
Link
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