Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Middle Carter, South Carter, NH
Trails: Imp Trail, North Carter Trail, Carter-Moriah Trail, Carter Dome Trail, Nineteen Mile Brook Trail, Dodge to Imp herd path
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Thursday, February 6, 2014
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: At 8:30AM the Nineteen Mile Brook trailhead parking had not been plowed by the state. Later in the day it was plowed. The construction trailer has been removed. I parked at the Great Gulf parking area which was plowed by the USFS. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Drifts 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Water crossings on Carter Dome and Nineteen Mile Brook trails are bridged by snow/ice 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trails in good condition. Blazing was scarce but the way was evident 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: None today. Should be fine for dogs. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: The Wednesday snow storm deposited around 3 to 6 inches of powder snow at lower elevations. Higher up including the ridge the depth of the powder snow averaged around a foot with some drifts up to about two feet. The snow gave way easily on the steeper pitches on the Carter-Moriah Trail. The descent on the Carter Dome Trail was secure even if there was ice underneath the snow. Occasionally the snowshoe's traction grabbed rocks hidden under the snow.
I saw no other hikers today. All trails were unbroken since the Wednesday snow including Nineteen Mile Brook Trail. Saw lots of animal tracks following the trail. Great views of Mt Washington, the Northern Presidentials, and the ravines.  
E-Mail: WAUMBEK at Roadrunner dot com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2014-02-06 
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