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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Carter Dome, NH
Trails
Trails: Basin Trail, Black Angel Trail, Rainbow Trail, Wild River Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, July 21, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parking at basin pond was great 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All water crossings were minor rock hopping  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Basin and black angel were maintained better than expected. A few fallen trees on black angel but nothing difficult. The lower 1/3 of rainbow and wild river from rainbow to eagle link are severely overgrown with head height grass/brush blocking the trail, but it is not hard to navigate. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs: Lots of flies. If you are below 3000 ft and/or near water you will have a constant mosquito or fly following you. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: This was before the coming rain this week but water can become extremely scarce. Blue brook and wild river had water. Black angel had a few unmarked sources and a few marked sources were dry. Last water before carter dome on black angel was a mile before the end of the trail and was unmarked. Rainbow had no water sources until heading east on wild river for .5 miles.

Also, almost walked into a moose. 100 ft from blue brook shelter a moose crossed our path about 20 ft in front of us and fortunately wanted nothing to do with us.  
Name
Name: Brendan 
E-Mail
E-Mail: bdanequivalent@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-07-23 
Link
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