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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Carter Dome, NH
Trails
Trails: Bog Brook Trail, Rainbow Trail, Wild River Trail, Wildcat River Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, April 16, 2016
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Five spaces next to the to the forest road off of Carter Notch Road. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Ice - Blue, Ice - Breakable Crust, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow - Spring Snow 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: We bypassed the three crossings where the Bog Brook trail starts off of Carter Notch Road. All the other crossings throughout the day were easily navigated. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: The normal springtime branches on the ground, stepovers and a couple of minor duckunders. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Didn't see any. 
Bugs
Bugs: None 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Nothing 
 
Comments
Comments: Boggy areas and general mud were minimized by icy patches. Had a few areas were boots sunk in but was more water than mud and didn't go over the top of our boots. Ice was present on all trails in varying degrees but was only a real factor coming down Carter-Moriah towards the hut and the upper part of the Wildcat River trail until around 2500'. In these two areas spikes were a must have. Snow on the Rainbow Trail was soft and provided decent traction.

I apologize for the short report but there wasn't anything really noteworthy on the trails. Typical spring hiking conditions.  
Name
Name: Redliner 
E-Mail
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2016-04-17 
Link
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