Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Carter Dome, Mt. Hight, South Carter, Middle Carter, NH
Trails: Nineteen Mile Brook Trail, Carter Dome Trail, Carter-Moriah Trail, North Carter Trail, Imp Trail, Camp Dodge Cutoff
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Not sure how I was supposed to pay for parking at this trailhead - one of the boards with a box was covered up. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: North Carter trail is essentially a trickling stream. Very grown in with a handful of manageable blowdowns. I was nervous I had strayed from the trail and gone downstream due to the persistent water presence, growth, and lack of blazes.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: 19 Mile is looking good, some washouts on riverbed sections further in from the trailhead. Lots of trail maintenance going on between Zeta Pass & Middle Carter. It appears the area was hit heavily and there were many blowdowns, however, AMC has put a significant dent into the damage. Two croo members were cutting down blowdowns during my hike, and there were only 4 or so instances where I had larger blowdowns to deal with either by walking around (some paths already made) or doing an awkward wiggle under. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: None to note; met a very happy puppy on the Imp Trail! 
Bugs: Black flies are annoying on 19 Mile and North Carter, as well as Carter Dome trail (once you veer off from the stream). Lots of flies hanging out in the mud up on the Carter ridge walk. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: I was concerned about finding the Camp Dodge cutoff during my descent but it was quite obvious, pleasant, and made getting back to the 19 Mile trailhead much easier!

Not sure where the cairn marking atop South Carter is but I must've blown past it.  
Name: Erin 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-06-12 
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