Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Wildcat A, Carter Dome, Mt. Hight, NH
Trails: Nineteen Mile Brook Trail, Wildcat Range Trail, Carter-Moriah Trail, Carter Dome Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, August 5, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Full at 8 am. Parked on the road 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Never been on 19 Mile Brook trail before - 3 actual bridges and no real crossing to do. The 2 crossings on Carter Dome were rock hop’able. Some rock hopping needed on the way to Carter Notch Hut given pond overflow with the rain - easy though 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Looked pretty good. 1 new blowdown on 19 Mile Brook. Can get over the limbs 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Some. Not as many as other trails 
Bugs: Here and there but not much 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: None 
Comments: Some peak bagging today. A wet one with the rain on Saturday. Conditions kept improving as things dried during the day. 19 mile brook trail is a pretty moderate grade. Decent shape. Some washout. The hikes up to Wildcat A and Carter Dome were steep stuff. Didn’t like coming down Wildcat A given the wet rocks. Happy to not come down the path back from Cater Dome to the hut for the same reason. Up is steep but fine. Down is dicey. Nice on top after Carter Dome. Trail down was in decent shape only with some washout. Hardly saw anyone on it.

Plenty of people in the wildcats and carters for peaks today plus AT folks coming through. Mount Hight is a winner. We shared that with one other group up for the view only. Nice to see that kind of happiness vesus those that “must be there” on the other peaks - us included. From Cater Dome on was easily the best part of the hike  
Name: Tom B 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-08-06 
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