Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Wildcat E, Wildcat D, Wildcat C, Wildcat B, Wildcat A, Carter Dome, Mt. Hight, South Carter, Middle Carter, Mt. Lethe, North Carter, Mt. Moriah, Mt. Surprise, NH
Trails: Wildcat Ridge Trail, Nineteen Mile Brook Trail, Carter-Moriah Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, August 3, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Little dirt lot on Bangor St was almost full at 8:30, Glenn Falls was almost full at 9. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Ellis River was relatively easy to rock hop, water is low. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: All the trails were in excellent shape, some broken bog bridges on the obviously less used section between Middle Carter and junction with Stony Brook 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs: Almost none. It was heaven. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Had wanted to do this traverse for a while, never had a car spot. Big thanks to Dave and Tim for making this happen. Absolutely perfect day, low humidity, blue skies, and decent visibility. Trails were all in really good shape, thanks to all who have maintained them. Not very much mud at all, what was there was easily avoidable or bridged. Lots of people up until Zeta Pass, after that we saw maybe 3 people. Got to the ledges of Surprise just in time to catch sunset. Really enjoyed this hike, lots of different footpaths, very rugged ascents and descents, with views spread out along the way to always offer something new. Anyone attempting this traverse should know that at least right now there is pretty much no water anywhere on this hike, so plan accordingly.  
Name: K Mo 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-08-04 
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