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    Carter notch road suggestions

    Thinking about hiking up to Perkins Perkins and camping over the weekend. Looking for suggestions, or limitations to hiking the Hutmenís trail to Bog Brook trail, or possibly taking Halls Ledge trail to Bog Brook trail.

    Is there parking along 16 for the Hutmenís trail? I remember seeing the sign designating the trail when Iíve driven down 16, but dont recall if there is parking.

    Alternately, was thinking of driving down Carter Notch road and parking in the parking area before the gate. Possible snow forecast so not sure what the condition of the road is going to be. We may try to climb up to Carter Dome via Rainbow trail if its not snowing and we park on Carter Notch road.

    Suggestions and criticisms welcome and encouraged.

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    Quote Originally Posted by egilbe View Post
    Thinking about hiking up to Perkins Perkins and camping over the weekend. Looking for suggestions, or limitations to hiking the Hutmenís trail to Bog Brook trail, or possibly taking Halls Ledge trail to Bog Brook trail.

    Is there parking along 16 for the Hutmenís trail? I remember seeing the sign designating the trail when Iíve driven down 16, but dont recall if there is parking.

    Alternately, was thinking of driving down Carter Notch road and parking in the parking area before the gate. Possible snow forecast so not sure what the condition of the road is going to be. We may try to climb up to Carter Dome via Rainbow trail if its not snowing and we park on Carter Notch road.

    Suggestions and criticisms welcome and encouraged.
    Bald Land to East Branch is another nice way into that area. Access should be fine regardless of snow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by egilbe View Post
    Alternately, was thinking of driving down Carter Notch road and parking in the parking area before the gate. Possible snow forecast so not sure what the condition of the road is going to be. We may try to climb up to Carter Dome via Rainbow trail if its not snowing and we park on Carter Notch road.
    Bog Brook Trail to Wild River Trail to Rainbow Trail route could be nice this weekend -- firmed up a bit by the cold temperatures. I'm not sure that Carter Notch road is gated right now, either (please post here if it is). If you haven't done this before, you can avoid the first section (0.7 miles) of the Bog Brook Trail, with all of its glaze-ice water crossings, by continuing up Carter Notch Road (past the gate) and picking up the trail where it crosses it.

    That access method to Carter Dome is a favorite of ours, especially in winter. Very quiet.

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    Carter Notch road isnt gated, but it is snow covered and icy from what we could see from the trail, there was a couple cars parked at the parking lot for Bog brook trail. After going up to the trail towards Perkins notch, we debated what the river was going to look like after a night of rain and decided to turn back and camp in the woods. No major river crossings when its in the 30’s for me. Got home today in time for football.

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