Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Carter Dome, Mt. Hight, NH
Trails: Nineteen Mile Brook Trail, Carter-Moriah Trail, Carter Dome Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, August 7, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: At noon, I saw one open spot and grabbed it, rest of lot was full and overflowing down the road. At 8pm, it was similar, with late arriving backpackers just hitting the trail. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Easy rock hops or bridged 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: All blowdowns were already cleared by someone else, including the 8 mentioned by Jack from Littleton between Carter Dome and the viewpoint. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs: Not bad, I got by without spray. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Figured I would get a little longer hike in, and see if I could cut out the blowdowns Jack had mentioned. It soon became obvious I was following a prolific ax man; I saw one blowdown after another recently chopped out as I headed up 19 Mile Brook Trail. Obviously enjoys hitting it hard; steep angle cuts, and the severed central pieces were clearly lifted up by the butt end and tipped off the trail end over end. Impressive work.
Trail was relatively quiet, I would pass folks periodically with long interludes between. Many folks immediately yanked their hankerchiefs over their faces, clearly brainwashed by the media into thinking Coronavirus was going to infect them any second. Every so often I meet someone who'd give me the relaxed no-panic-here look, and we'd both kind of chuckle as we passed each other. But everyone was polite and friendly, so at least the media didn't succeed in making hiking as miserable as everything else they touch.
Found some very low bush blueberries on Mt Hight. Appearing to florish on the peak by hugging the rocks with strong short limbs. You had to really look to see them, and they were quite tasty.
Name: Steve Marion 
E-Mail: swampfoxsteve@gmail 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-08-07 
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