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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Carter Dome, South Carter, Middle Carter, NH
Trails
Trails: 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
Date of Hike: Sunday, October 11, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Great Gulf lot was about half full at 7:30. Bog Brook Lot was full around 8. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant, Leaves - Significant/Slippery 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Bog Brook Trail crossings were tricky; a little higher and wading would have been required. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: 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.  
Name
Name: rocket21 
E-Mail
E-Mail: rocket21@franklinwebpublishing.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-10-11 
Link
Link: http://hike.franklinsites.com 
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