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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Moriah, North Carter, Middle Carter, South Carter, NH
Trails
Trails: Rattle River Trail, Kenduskeag Trail, Carter Moriah Trail, Carter Dome Trail, Nineteen Mile Brook Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, July 20, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: no issue at Rattle River Trailhead/Rte 2. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Several along the way but not an issue 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: large blowdowns mid and upper Rattle River. Need better trail marking at 1st river cross on Rattle river. everyone seems to miss it. Blowdowns Middle Carter to South Carter and Carter Dome Trail to 19 Mile Bk Trail. Rattle River trail needs better job on trail markings.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: 1 dog on trail staying close to master 
Bugs
Bugs: lot of stuff in air but no issues. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: 2 days on the trail with a sleepover at the Imp Campsite. Lots of sun and heat. Fantastic sunset view from the Imp Campsite lookout. Lots of conversations with hikers along the trail and at Imp during a group supper gathering and passing info of the trail along the way. Dropped pack on trail and climbed up rocks to Mt Moriah. Had a fantastic 360^ view. Well worth it. North side of North Carter Mountain seemed to have a rock climb that wasn't going to end. The views from North, Middle and South Carter weren't that great but there were all kinds on views along the way from different areas. Moose droppings on trail between South Carter and Zeta Pass and down on Carter Dome Trail towards 19 Mile Br Trail. Great 2 days.  
Name
Name: Rod MacKay 
E-Mail
E-Mail: RMACKAY@MAINE.RR.COM 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-07-21 
Link
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