Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Carter Dome, Mt. Hight, South Carter, Middle Carter, NH
Trails: Nineteen Mile Brook Trail, Carter-Moriah Trail, North Carter Trail, Imp Trail, Camp Dodge Cutoff, Route 16
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, May 28, 2016
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked at Great Gulf Trailhead, a USFS fee lot. Plenty of room. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All bridged on 19 Mile Brook Trail and finally got to see the awesome new bridge.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Water bars need cleaning on North Carter Trail and Imp Trail (south). We cleaned a few on our way down... 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Hot day for dogs. We met Baxter and his mom in almost the exact spot as in February! How weird is that? 
Bugs: Ugh... they were out on Imp Trail, and we resorted to a bit of REI Jungle Juice.  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Parked at Great Gulf TH and headed up Route 16 toward 19 Mile Brook at 4:40 am in order to beat the predicted heat this day, so didn't see anyone until after Zeta Pass. Saw 15 hikers total today.

The grouchy grouse is still out there guarding his domain. We did not encounter him but met hikers who did. Reportedly he has moved a little north on the C-M Trail, nearer North Carter Trail now. We did meet another male grouse (a brother? haha) on Mt Hight who circled and followed us a ways to the summit.

Upper half of North Carter Trail was wet, wet, wet with lots of rocks. We much prefer this trail when it's buried in snow and vow not to do it again until that time!

89 Degrees when we finished--jumped into Peabody River! Yeah!!

SMM(ay) 46-48/48  
Name: Snowflea & Fancypants 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2016-05-29 
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