Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Carter Dome, South Carter, Middle Carter, North Carter, NH
Trails: Wild River Trail, Black Angel Trail, Carter-Moriah Trail, Carter Dome Trail, Imp Shelter Spur, Moriah Brook Trail, Highwater Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, July 26, 2013
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty of parking at Wild River trailhead. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: The multitude of crossings on this route were all fairly easily rock hopped today. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Plenty of step over, duck under, climb over, and whack around blowdowns to be had... especially on Black Angel and Moriah Brook. What can you expect in a Wilderness area? Some muddy areas on Black Angel Trail, and more mud and brushy sections on Moriah Brook. Smooth sailing all in all. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs: Not an issue until low down on Moriah Brook, even then, they weren't a big deal as long as you kept moving. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: A big loop(ish) hike was planned, and a big loop(ish) hike was executed... though we ended up skipping Moriah, since it had started to rain. It was my first time on many of these trails, and they didn't disappoint. Black Angel Trail was moody and dark, with some open birch glades as you got higher up. Carter-Moriah was in great shape, and we saw several Sobo thru/section hikers, especially stopped at Imp Shelter. Moriah Brook was very muddy in spots, as well as brushed in, but the brook, the gorge, and a beaver pond made it all worthwhile. Best trail of the day. It was great to finally spend some time in the Wild River Wilderness, I'll definitely be back!

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Name: Bill Robichaud 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2013-07-26 
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