Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Carter Dome, Mt. Hight, South Carter, Middle Carter, NH
Trails: Nineteen Mile Brook Trail, Carter Dome Trail, Carter Moriah Trail, North Carter Trail, Imp Trail, Camp Dodge Cutoff
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, May 2, 2014
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Had it to ourselves today. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Ice - Blue, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow - Wet/Sticky, Mud - Significant, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow - Spring Snow, Slush 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Brooks on 19 Mile Brook and Carter Dome trail were high but not a problem 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: North Carter Trail needs work. Also some blowdowns near the summit of Carter Dome 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Difficult day for Gus. He post holed some but the ice descending North Carter was soft and he did fine. Gus proved once more he is an intrepid hiking hound. 
Bugs: Not yet 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: I found a pole basket near the summit of Carter Dome. Thanks to whoever lost it. I needed it. Shoot me an email if its yours! 
Comments: Had quite a day with Michelline and John. Barebooted to about 2600 or 2700 feet and used spikes at that point. I brought snowshoes because I prefer them in soft snow. The monorail was relatively firm above 3700 feet. Before that it was narrow and not very stable. I switched to snowshoes at Zeta Pass for better grip. John and Michelline used spikes and did fine. There is still a lot of snow on the ridge. The side hills up to Dome were stable and not too narrow. Because the snow was firm enough we decided to go over to Hight. Had nice views for awhile until a furious snow squall hit us. Across the ridge we had snow, hail, sleet, fog and sun. And on Middle Carter a few thunder booms. Stayed in snow shoes down onto the Imp where there was a long stretch of thick green trail ice cut by running water. Never seen that. Very Cool! Even some dry trail toward the bottom though we also had rain showers. All in all a great day with lots of variety. Great job Michelline reaching #42 (Carter Dome) and then tramping the rest of the way with John and I as we sought our 3 check marks.  
Name: Jeb Bradley 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2014-05-02 
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