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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Middle Carter, South Carter, Carter Dome, Mt. Hight, NH
Trails
Trails: Imp Trail, North Carter Trail, Carter-Moriah Trail, Carter Dome Trail, Nineteen Mile Brook Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, April 16, 2016
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty of room at 19 MBT at 8 am. There were cars parked along the road at 5:30 pm. The north trailhead for Imp Tr had only a couple cars both times. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Ice - Blue, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction, Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All were easy rock hops or bridged.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: We removed one 4 in blowdown on Imp Tr there was a larger one over a small brook crossing the was too big for us. All other trails were clear. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Marlie handled the ice with ease but she has lots of experience. Inexperienced or clumsy dogs may have trouble. 
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: We took advantage of having two vehicles and started at the north trailhead for Imp Tr to mix it up. The ice started about 1/4 below Imp Face and we put on light traction. After the ledges we too them off for a short distance then put them on and kept them on over all three Carters and took them off at the summit of Mt Hight. The side hill up to Carter Dome had some significant ice bulges. We both postholed within the last 1/4 to Carter Dome but only once when we stepped off the trail. Descending from Hight we put on crampons until below Zeta Pass and below the reported large ice bulges on Carter Dome Tr. Then the microspikes were on and off for 1/4 mi and off for good near the lower third of the switchbacks. Great weather and nice to hike with Matt again.

13.4 mi 4850' elev + 9 hr 20 min  
Name
Name: IQuest 
E-Mail
E-Mail: iandanner@hotmail com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2016-04-16 
Link
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