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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Moriah, North Carter, Middle Carter, South Carter, Carter Dome, Wildcat A, Wildcat B, Wildcat C, Wildcat D, NH
Trails
Trails: Carter-Moriah Trail, Carter Dome Trail, Nineteen Mile Brook Trail, Wildcat Ridge Trail, Polecat Ski Trail, roadwalks
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: noted the gorham police partrolling the pinkham lot early in the evening which is a good thing. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: a couple decent sized blowdowns about a mile or two in from bangor road i didn't remove. carter-moriah has some brushy sections and wildcat ridge trail was very much like a car wash today and could really use some attention. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs: black flies out down low on polecat. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: trails started out dry, but rain over the course of the day has left them quite wet with some mud. ledges ended up being pretty slick.
nice day for this traverse. the weather changed about half a dozen times back and forth from sun and blue skies to rain, blowing fog and thunder.

treated myself to a shuttle ride down to gorham from pinkham which was convenient, but expensive. they also don't run it early enough (in my opinion).

this was my first time hiking all of these peaks together and it makes for a pretty full day. sadly i hit zeta pass in one of the rainy/thundery times so ended up bypassing hight. great to be out.

 
Name
Name: bryan 
E-Mail
E-Mail: bryancuddihee@yahoo.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2011-08-02 
Link
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