Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Carter Dome, Eagle Crag, Mt. Meader, NH
Trails: Basin Trail, Black Angel, Carter Dome Trail, Rainbow Trail, Wild River Trail, Eagle Link Trail, Meader Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, June 2, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Stayed at Basin Campground, where there were a few open campsites.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Leaves - Significant/Slippery 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: The Wild River was manageable with a little care, not as bad as I thought it would be. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: The most significant stretch of blowdowns I encountered was at the top of the Black Angle trail in the 1/2 mile before it connects with Carter-Dome Trail. There were a handful that were very large and made the trail difficult to follow. With some patience, though, you can find it. Thanks to the man or woman making some beautiful new boardwalks on the Wild River trail between Rainbow and Eagle Crag. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs: Mosquitoes were quite bad everywhere except the top of Carter.  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: With the Wild River road closed (and possibly closed all summer according to what is rumoured on here), it was nice to learn that the climb up Basin Trail and down Black Angel to the Wild River is a pretty effective way to get down into the valley. I'll probably use this route to get to Moriah Brook trail later in the summer when it's warm enough for some swimming.

Despite how boggy the southern section of the Wild River trail can be, it was in good shape. I certainly got muddy but it never really slowed me down.

With the road being down, I didn't see anyone between the two ridges.  
Name: Drew 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-06-04 
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