Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Middle Carter, South Carter, Carter Dome, NH
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: Saturday, April 27, 2013
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty at 19 Mile Brook 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Ice - Blue, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow - Wet/Sticky, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow - Spring Snow 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: The upper crossing on the Carter Dome Trail below Zeta Pass had collapsing snow on the edge which was tricky. All the crossings were a little high but none were difficult 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Carter Moriah needs brushing. A couple big blowdowns will need removing. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: No dogs today. There is plenty of water but conditions are tough with the variable conditions 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Spring conditions were the order of the day. Bare ground to about 2800 feet and then snow and ice start. Snow is soft and was easy to break through if you left the packed way. I used spikes to the North Carter Trail and switched to snowshoes. At the Carter Moriah trail I switched back to spikes but by the time we got to SOuth Carter the snow was very soft and I was starting to slip and break through. The monorail is getting prounced in places especially up to Carter Dome from Zeta. Care was needed especially in the sidewall sections. Still several feet of snow on the ridge which made for great views of the Presidentials along the summit ridge of Carter Dome. Great day out!!  
Name: Jeb Bradley 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2013-04-27 
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