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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Carter Dome, South Carter, Middle Carter, North Carter, Mt. Moriah, NH
Trails
Trails: Wild River Trail, Black Angel Trail, Carter Moriah Trail, Moriah Brook Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, October 10, 2010
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Lots of parking and a pit toilet 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Ice - Black, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant, Standing/Running Water on Trail 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Wild River Crossing on Black Angel was rock hoppable but the water is deep if you misstep. Crossings above that were easy. About 3/4 up toward the ridge there are significant blow down. Crawl-unders, climb-overs and walk arounds. Something for everyone. Two small ledges on the shoulder of Mt Hight were a moderate challenge to get up and over. Wet spots along ridge were very wet especially ascending Moriah. Considerable ice on the open ledge descending N Carter. A few tenths down Moriah brook trail it is very boggy\swampy. Several mud pits swallowed our feet. Upper 3-4 crossings were easy but last 3 required wading across. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Wilderness area... The blazes on Black Angel and Moriah Brook Trails are seldom seen. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Water, Mud, moose sigh and more mud. Terra had a great time. 
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: It was one of the most interesting loops that we have done. Unique topography, views, flora and dozens of pretty water crossings. Unfortunately we missed much that Moriah Brook Trail had to offer because it became dark a mile or so after we started. It was fun to actually have to pull out a map and carefully follow signs of the trail. Care needs to be taken on the crossings. Lots of herd paths as hikers search for the safest way to cross. It is probably much easier in daylight  
Name
Name: TimC 
E-Mail
E-Mail: tjcharboneau(at)roadrunner.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2010-10-11 
Link
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