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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Middle Carter, South Carter, Carter Dome, NH
Trails
Trails: Camp Dodge Cutoff, Imp Trail, North Carter Trail, Carter-Moriah Trail, Carter Dome Trail, Nineteen Mile Brook Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, December 23, 2012
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Nineteen Mile Brook parking filled up fairly, as is increasingly the case. There's currently enough room to park a few vehicles at the beginning of the Camp Dodge access road without blocking it. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Drifts, Ice - Breakable Crust, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: On Imp Trail, minor. Top crossing on Carter Dome Trail was snowbridged, while the lower one was open (two jumps). Nineteen Mile Brook Trail crossing was a little tricky due to icy rocks (bridge washed out last year). 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A few scattered blowdowns, as well as plenty ice loaded leaners, but generally good going. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Snowshoes were fine for Imp Trail, North Carter Trail, and the ridge. Conditions are firm enough right now to support boots with light traction. Carter Dome Trail and Nineteen Mile Brook Trail were a bit too boney from barebooting for comfortable snowshoeing.


Top to bottom snowpack. Maybe 6" of snowpack at the base, increasing to 2 to 3 feet along the ridge, with some deeper drifts.  
Name
Name: rocket21 
E-Mail
E-Mail: rocket21@franklinwebpublishing.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2012-12-23 
Link
Link: http://www.franklinsites.com/hikephotos/NewHampshire/middlecartermtn-2012-1223.php 
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