Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Carter Dome, NH
Trails: Wild River Road, Wild River Trail, Rainbow Trail, Carter Moriah Trail, Black Angel Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, June 15, 2024
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Wild River Road is gated. Badly washed out in many spots, loose sand and gravel. I mountain-biked the 5.5 miles to the campground. Only 2 other cars in the lot at 10:30 am.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All were rock hops. Boots stayed dry.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: On Black Angel there are many minor blowdowns (maybe 30). A handsaw would take care of the majority. I stepped over most and around a couple. Only one or 2 that I recall on Rainbow and near Perkins Notch. Trails were in good shape otherwise.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Day 1 of a 2 day trip in the wilderness. I was surprised to find the road was closed, but I had my bike with me, so that saved me 11 miles round trip. I dropped my camp gear a couple miles past the campground, then hiked my loop. Wild River trail is a breeze up to Black Angel jct. -it’s a railroad bed. I had no issues navigating any of the other trails all day, but it still felt wild enough to keep it interesting. Black Angel was rather boring, ran some of it, many trees to step over. Spent a peaceful night on a sandbar and hiked Moriah the next day; another report for that.  
Name: Carl Gifford 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2024-06-16 
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