Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Wildcat E, Wildcat D, Wildcat C, Wildcat B, Wildcat A, Carter Dome, South Carter, Middle Carter, NH
Trails: Wildcat Ridge Trail, Nineteen Mile Brook Trail, Carter-Moriah Trail, Carter Dome Trail, North Carter Trail, Imp Trail, Camp Dodge Cutoff
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, August 25, 2012
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Standing/Running Water on Trail 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Crossing of Ellis River required one small hop on large boulders; may have been route up or downstream not requiring this. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: All trails in nice condition. Seems to have been lots of recent trail improvements in several spots as I recall. No sign on Middle Carter as WMG states only magic marker writing on dead tree. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs: Lots of flies hovering about but not bothersome. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Knee brace and shorts still at Zeta Pass as mentioned in previous report. 
Comments: Nice day with views in and out of the clouds. Brief rain shower while hiking down Carter Dome Tr. to Zeta and few rumbles of thunder nearby as going up to South Carter. Lots of nice folks met (thru-hikers, hut folks and day-hikers). A couple groups unsure of actual summits. My 2 cents worth (hopefully usefull to someone using this site) was that there was a small sign about 1" x 8" on tree a few yards off trail for South Carter and then for Middle Carter the summit was right on trail with a small cairn and magic marker print "Middle Carter 4610'" on a dead standing tree. If traversing through you hike right by summit or if doing out & back from Carter Hut side; when you reach the high open area which seems like summit continue north to nearby wooded hump. Also thanks to the "Berlin native" for the ride making the last couple of miles on 16 go much quicker.  
Name: franco 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2012-08-26 
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