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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Middle Carter, South Carter, Mt. Hight, Carter Dome, NH
Trails
Trails: Route 16, Camp Dodge Cutoff, Imp Trail, North Carter Trail, Carter-Moriah Trail, Nineteen Mile Brook Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Wednesday, July 15, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty of room at the Nineteen Mile Brook Trail. There is a sign at the end on Camp Dodge Road warning of construction activity. I heard no equipment noise so I ventured up to the camp and saw a couple of workers inspecting construction equipment. I scurried by to the old logging road herd path to the Imp Trail. I don't know if anyone would be stopped if construction equipment were moving. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Significant 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Only crossings of small brooks. The crossings were easy even though the water level was high  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: The tree falls across Nineteen Mile Brook Trail that I noted last Thursday have all been cleared off trail. Great job! Many blow downs on the Carter-Moriah Trail. Many have herd paths forming around the downed trees. The plank bridges on the Carter-Moriah Trail were in good condition except for two broken planks and the end of one bridge sinking in to the muck. The log bog bridges are in poor condition. The steep Carter-Moriah trail ascent of Mt Hight was in an eroded trench in places. Some evergreen branches crowd the trail somewhat on the North Cater Trail and the Carter-Moriah Trail south of Mt Hight. Not bad enough to obscure the trail but it soaked the clothing during passage. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw some dogs. 
Bugs
Bugs: Almost none. A few flying insects while I sat by Carter Lake. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Someone left a pack at the summit of South Carter. It could have been someone that intended to retrieve the pack after venturing to another peak. 
 
Comments
Comments: Water water everywhere. The deluge from the Tuesday slow moving thunderstorms left its mark on the trails today. There were long stretches of trail on Imp, North Carter, and Nineteen Mile Brook trails with running water. Hopping rocks in these places avoided most of the water. On the Carter-Moriah Trail there were spots with standing water. The worst was south of Mt Hight. The Nineteen Mile Brook was flowing strongly with water spilling over the dam. The forest looked mystical with the clouds hanging low in to the trees. Lots of yellow water lily flowers on Carter Lake.
Nice to see Georg and his group and Larry. Met a 9 year old girl who was finishing #42 or 48 on Carter Dome. She hopes to complete the 48 before she is 10 years old. Talked with one section hiker on Carter Dome. Many other hikers out today even though there were no views due to the clouds.  
Name
Name: WAUMBEK 
E-Mail
E-Mail: waumbek@roadrunner.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-07-15 
Link
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