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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks South Carter, Middle Carter, North Carter, NH
Trails
Trails: Nineteen Mile Brook Trail, Carter Dome Trail, Carter Moriah Trail, North Carter Trail, Imp Trail, Camp Dodge Cutoff, Route 16
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, August 5, 2011
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Not a lot of room at 19 Mile Brook of course, but we found a spot when we got there and there still were some when we were done. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: rock steps 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A couple of stepover blowdowns heading up, a few minor mud spots; and a couple of stretches that might use a brushing but none of these a real problem. North Carter and Imp have some sections of trail which have become trenches due to erosion, but the footing remains decent. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Easy day for the mighty tough little dog and Sadie. There isn't any water after the last stream crossing on Carter Dome until a small seep on the North Carter a ways below the ridge, until reaching the stream down low just before the Dodge cutoff, so take plenty of water for Fido. Lots of shade from the sun. Easy grades. 
Bugs
Bugs: None 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: The forecast needed flipping, as the peaks were in the clouds until later in the afternoon and then it cleared and was nice to finish a very leisurely hike.

Sharon finished her summer 4Ks just in time to beat a foot operation. We only saw a few people on the hike up until we were on the ridge and ran into a few AT hikers and several other groups. Every one seemed to be on a stroll more than a fast hike. On the way down we didn't see anyone. As always, a day on the trails is a good day.  
Name
Name: Pepper and Me 
E-Mail
E-Mail: windriversjohn at gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2011-08-05 
Link
Link: https:// 
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