|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Carter Dome, South Carter, Middle Carter, NH|
||Bog Brook Trail, Wild River Trail, Rainbow Trail, Carter-Moriah Trail, Carter Dome Trail, North Carter Trail, Imp Trail, Camp Dodge Cutoff|
|Date of Hike:
||Sunday, October 11, 2020|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Great Gulf lot was about half full at 7:30. Bog Brook Lot was full around 8. |
||Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant, Leaves - Significant/Slippery |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||Bog Brook Trail crossings were tricky; a little higher and wading would have been required. |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
|Lost and Found:
||Bog Brook Trail was damp/muddy this morning, with last night's storm making things a bit wet. Some decent fall foliage colors on this stretch, but otherwise I prefer taking the forest road to bypass the copious water crossings.|
Rainbow Trail was generally dry with some wet areas in the spruce. Leaves are mostly down, but still some colors. The views from the subpeak of Carter Dome were particularly striking today. Encountered zero people on this trail.
The ridge had some slippery areas, including some frosty bog bridging, as well as some mud. Rime in the trees in places, but no snow/ice on the ground.
North Carter Trail was its usual sloppy self with running water, mud, and terrible erosion. Imp Trail was slippery up high and coated with leaves thereafter (still some nice foliage colors).
Blue skies, warm in the sun, crowds relatively light.
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.