Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Carter Dome, Mt. Hight, South Carter, Middle Carter, NH
Trails: Nineteen Mile Brook Trail, Carter Moriah Trail, North Carter Trail, Imp Trail, Camp Dodge Cutoff
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, July 18, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Nineteen Mile Brook lot was already full at 7:30. Got one of the last spots at Great Gulf. Upon returning, cars reached halfway from Nineteen Mile Brook to Camp Dodge. Appalachia was majorly overflowing at 7 AM. Stony Brook was close to full around 7:15. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Bridged or minor rock hops 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: I think there were blowdowns on each trail listed. I cut out two particularly egregious ones just south of South Carter. Lots of unmitigated erosion on the ridge and North Carter Trail, particularly the latter (about a third of it was running water today; many failed water bars; areas where the surrounding grade is hip level). North Carter Trail and the south side of Hight are quite brushy. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs: Occasional deer flies and black flies, but bad at all. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: COVID-19 Mile Brook Trail was wet and mucky this morning. Some slippery rocks and roots to contend with. Carter Notch Hut is closed, but the restroom is open (no mask requirement, but only one person at a time) and there is a spigot for filling up water jugs.

Carter Moriah Trail from Carter Notch to Carter Dome was damp, but not terrible. Actually a little bit cool before the heat really struck.

Some mud bogs on the way over to Mt. Hight. Nice breeze on the summit. Quite busy up there at lunch time.

Mud in the usual places from there to North Carter Trail.

North Carter Trail was basically a small brook bed for a good portion of the way, due to the advanced degradation of the trail. Imp Trail (south) was wet and muddy in places, but there are a lot of stepping stones to be found.

Found a nice herd path near the bottom of Camp Dodge (from a small field, perhaps leech field) that lined me up perfectly with the Great Gulf lot.

Cool start, but hot day with plenty of sun and fortunately some nice summer breezes.  
Name: rocket21 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-07-18 
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