Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Carter Dome, Mt. Hight, NH
Trails: Bog Brook Trail, Wild River Trail, Rainbow Trail, Carter-Moriah Trail, Wildcat River Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, August 25, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: There were several water water crossings on this route, but all were simple rock hops. I wouldn't recommend this for a spring or early summer hike, though, because I imagine some of the crossings could be a challenge, and the boggy areas would be quite wet and mucky. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Some blowdowns and undergrowth crowding the trail, but nothing significant. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: We opted to take "the road less traveled" to reach Carter Dome, and it was a great choice. There was only one local car parked at the trailhead when we arrived and didn't see another soul until the summit of Carter Dome. The ascent was very gradual most of the way up, and the ground cover was lush and pretty. We had the bonus of a peak at the Presidentials on a knob about 30 minutes below the summit. The descent down to the Carter Notch Hut was steep, and the initial descent from the hut on the Wildcat River Trail was a bit steep, but the rest of it was a lovely walk along the river most of the way and we made it back to the car in 2 hours, much less than book time. We saw only one other couple along the way. I highly recommend this route if you're looking for a quieter approach to Carter Dome and Mt. Hight.  
Name: TandemHiker 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-08-26 
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