|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Carter Dome, South Carter, Middle Carter, NH|
||Route 16, Nineteen Mile Brook Trail, Carter Dome Trail, Carter Moriah Trail, North Carter Trail, Imp Trail, Imp Connector, Camp Dodge Road, herd path|
|Date of Hike:
||Saturday, September 5, 2020|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Nineteen Mile Brook was full. Found a spot at the Great Gulf lot around 7:45. |
||Dry Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||Rock hops on Carter Dome Trail. |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||One decent sized birch stepover a few tenths in on 19 MB. A couple of leaners on Carter Dome Trail between the Hight junctions. Bog bridge nails sticking up a couple of inches in the marshy area near Mt. Lethe. Lots of unmitigated erosion throughout and "social distancing" trail creep. |
|Lost and Found:
||COVID-19-Mile Brook Trail was mostly dry with minor mud in the usual places. Carter Dome Trail up to Zeta Pass and around Hight was also mostly dry. Carter Moriah Trail was mostly dry.|
North Carter Trail had some mud and running water, as this trail is a contender for most unmitigated erosion in the region (so much gullying). Imp Trail was fairly dry, even in the step stone portions. Oddly, there was surveyor's tape across the Camp Dodge Cutoff. On the Camp Dodge side, there is now a wood sign calling it Imp Connector. There is a paper sign saying face masks are required to go through Camp Dodge. Just past the power line on Camp Dodge Road, there is a field on the right, at the far end of which there is a herd path connecting to the Great Gulf lot.
Busy day on the trails, but nice early fall weather. Rather chilly on the ridge earlier in the morning, but warmer by lunchtime. Foliage is still mostly green, but hobblebush is popping, as are some trees along the roads.
Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.