Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Surprise, Mt. Moriah, North Carter, Middle Carter, South Carter, Mt. Hight, Carter Dome, Wildcat A, Wildcat B, Wildcat C, Wildcat D, NH
Trails: Carter Moriah Trail, Wildcat Ridge Trail, ski trails
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Thursday, June 25, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked at Carter Moriah trailhead on Bangor Street at 7:30 am, only one other car there, and when I finally got back at 6:45 pm there was one other car. (different car)  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Leaves - Significant/Slippery 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: For the entire hike all I encountered was a little stream crossing near on the way up Wildcat A from Carter Notch easily hoppable 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Over the 20 miles I did there are a lot of blowdown, some tricky some easy, but manageable, but overall in good shape! 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: I didn’t see any dogs today, but saw some prints in the mud! Also according to AllTrails dogs are allowed but must be kept on leash. 
Bugs: Pretty significant on some wooded summits i.e the carters but bugspray is a huge help. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: First ever traverse was a huge success! Man what a day, started at about 7:34 am at the Carter Moriah trailhead, and just got off the Wildcat ski trails at 5:50 pm, and biked a very long 9.5 miles back to my car and saw my car again with so much joy at 6:45 pm. Weather was real nice, a bit windy which is good because it kept the bugs away. I highly recommend doing a traverse at least once in anyone’s lifetime, it is long, but truly life changing to just be alone (for the most part) in the beautiful mountains. However, slow and steady is huge, I could’ve gone much faster than I did at some inclines but decided to keep it slow to save energy, and it payed off HUGE, slow and steady wins the race. For wildlife, I saw a grouse descending Carter Dome on my way to Carter Notch, and a fox on my way down the Wildcat ski trails! The fox and I had a little stare down, so I walked the opposite direction for a second and it ran off. Always a good day in the whites, and wildlife can be a little bonus, and after the day was done I have 35/48 NH 4,000 footers under my belt.  
Name: Conorb3  
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-06-26 
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