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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Wildcat A, Wildcat B, Wildcat C, Wildcat D, Carter Dome, NH
Trails
Trails: Bog Brook Trail, Wildcat River Trail, Nineteen Mile Brook Trail, Wildcat Ridge Trail, Carter-Moriah Trail, Rainbow Trail, Wild River Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All were rock hoppable. A few required stepping on a single 1" submerged rock. Poles would probably be helpful as some rocks seemed slick. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Wildcat River Tr was in great shape with newer bog bridges and flagging for future work. There was a trail crew of about 9 that I met along Wildcat Ridge Tr on my return from D Peak. They were fixing bog bridges and ditching. Wildcat Ridge Tr was free of blowdowns and I thanked them for their work. Carter-Moriah had one stepover near the summit of Carter Dome and Rainbow had a few stepovers near the bottom of the birch glades. Blazes are scarce through the glades. Wild River Tr was in good shape. Bog Brook Tr has many boot sucking mud holes and several blowdowns. It could use some TLC. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Marlie got to lead for most of this hike today. She handled the steep climbs well. There is very little water along Wildcat Ridge and over Carter Dome so plan accordingly. Cool temps made it much more manageable. 
Bugs
Bugs: Nothing of note until Wild River Tr. Then there were some deer flies and once back a the parking lot we were swarmed with mosquitoes. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Found a small pair of pruners on a rock near the bottom of the birch glades along Rainbow Tr. 
 
Comments
Comments: It was a tough hike but with perfect weather I barely noticed. The climb up Carter Dome looks so intimidating from A Peak! I wanted to red line the Rainbow Tr and it did not disappoint. The views from the southern ridge are superb as are the glades with views of the Baldfaces through the treetops.

17.3 miles 5700' elev+ 8 hr 35 min  
Name
Name: IQuest 
E-Mail
E-Mail: iandanner@hotmail com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2013-06-20 
Link
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