Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Middle Carter, South Carter, Mt. Hight, Carter Dome, Wildcat A, Wildcat B, Wildcat C, Wildcat D, NH
Trails: Route 16, Camp Dodge Cutoff, Imp Trail, North Carter Trail, Carter-Moriah Trail, Wildcat Ridge Trail, Polecat ski trail, Catnap ski trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Monday, September 3, 2012
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: parked at 19mb 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Was hoping to see a celebrity canine or two, but only encountered "C" listers at best. Guess I'll have to wait till the flagpole ceremony in April. 
Bugs: **Wasp nest headlevel on tree on south imp trail about eight minutes below the north carter junction. Didn't bother me, but it was cool morning. Might be different during day, and worth noting if alergic--northern branch might be a better option that is a concern right now. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: No one in good conscience can call the camp dodge cutoff a bushwack right now. It is a two foot wide dirt footbed nicer than many trails, and I only had one blade of grass touch me on the 3 minute walk to connect with imp. Cooler temps and lower humidity made this a great day for hiking. Chatted with lots of nice folks(thru hikers and day hiker alike). The trail between Wildcat A and D has many puds that aren't seemingly factored into the AMC book stats.

Ski trails were mowed or dirt surface, a very pleasant way to end the day with great views of presi's and easy footing. Plenty of fresh seed laden bear scat on the ski trails, was hoping to see one!

Great way to finish a 2nd round of the 48 and a 2012 round. 15.25 miles, about 6800 gain (not including road walk at end), 7hr 43 min including an hour of breaks to savor views. Thanks to the nice family that picked me up on rt. 16 sparing a good chunk of the walk back to 19mb!  
Name: John in NH 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2012-09-04 
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