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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Middle Carter, South Carter, Carter Dome, 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 30, 2016
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: About 6 cars in Lot when we arrived at 7:30 AM. Cars parked on road when got out. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Ice - Breakable Crust, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow - Spring Snow 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Small water crossings are low. Major crossings on !9 mile brooks trail, flowing nicely, are bridged 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Good shape minor blow down problems 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw 2 having a great time. 
Bugs
Bugs: none yet. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Started by going clockwise using the Camp Dodge axis to South Imp trail. Snow and ice free until around North Carter trail junction. Spikes were not needed ascending to Carter Moriah Junction but may be needed descending in places. Ice became numerous along Carter Moriah trail so we opted to don our spikes. While doing so, a spruce grouse became agitated and began pecking at our feet as we progressed along the trail. It finally gave up as we ascended to Mt Lethe area. Ice and crusty snow dominate the trail all the way to Zeta Pass, so spikes are useful. Ice is softening beautifully and will be disappearing if it ever warms up. Still lots of thick flows around. Carter Dome trail to Carter Dome is ice covered with the usual slanted ice sections in places. Summit is bare rock. Opted to descend Carter Moriah trail to Carter Notch when a group of hikers told us it was mostly bare?????? Wrong!!! Ice is soft so descending was pretty good. Trail becomes bare around the area of The Pulpit for around 100 yds. Don the spikes for the last bit to Carter Lake. Upper part of 19 Mile Trail has ice where spikes are optional until below some significant ice flows, then the trail becomes completely ice free until Rt. 16. Great day out with blue skies,low wind and good friends Gary T. and Barb B.  
Name
Name: hikinguy 
E-Mail
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2016-04-30 
Link
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