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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks South Carter, Middle Carter, Carter Dome, Wildcat A, Wildcat B, Wildcat C, Wildcat D, NH
Trails
Trails: Nineteen Mile Brook Trail, Carter Dome Trail, Carter-Moriah Trail, Wildcat Ridge Trail, Polecat ski trail, Route 16
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Monday, September 3, 2012
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Good parking lot, but being Labor Day weekend we parked roadside.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Standing/Running Water on Trail 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Bridge on Nineteen Mile Brook is half-gone (thanks, Irene), but the rock hopping is easy. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Other than the bridge and some early on erosion, I would not have known there was a storm. I was on this trail 4 years ago and it still looks good. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: A little Scottie (I think) finishing his 47th. 19 mile brook trail has plenty of water, but higher up make sure you are well-supplied for your dog. 
Bugs
Bugs: Very few. Some black flies on lower Polecat (come on guys, it's Sept, leave already!) 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: 1.When I get to Carter Notch hut, our deoderant and toothbrushes were missing (insert your own bad joke here). Not a big deal, but feel bad about littering, accidental or not. 2. Some where on Wildcat ridge, someone's (child or petite woman)zip offs (can't think of the right word - what you zip off your pants to make them shorts) hanging on a tree.  
 
Comments
Comments: Started yesterday, later than desired and trying to keep to a schedule as not to inconvenience the Hut croo. We needed South and Middle Carter and I knew we'd have a road walk, so no Imp Trail for this. Made good time until Carter Dome (which we did 4 years ago). Never had such a tough, long 2 miles. This morning, the Wildcat Ridge. Up and Down, up and down, etc. There IS a cairn for Wild cat A, three tiny rocks in the trees near the vista. Could not ask for a nicer day. Walk down the ski trail was absolutely beautiful, flowers, butterflies, Presidentials... Road walk was not bad, just long at the end of two days (a little over 2 miles back to 19Mile). Up to 38 now.  
Name
Name: Beckie and Prema 
E-Mail
E-Mail: beckiejani@yahoo.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2012-09-03 
Link
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