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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Middle Carter, North Carter, Mt. Moriah, NH
Trails
Trails: Imp Trail, North Carter, Carter-Moriah Trail, Kenduskeag Trail, Rattle River Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Thursday, May 12, 2016
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Ice - Blue, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Slush 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction, Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All water crossings (the widest were on Rattle River Trail) were pretty easy. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs: Some clouds of gnats, non-biting flies buzzing around the summit of Middle Carter. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Even with better traction than I used (I just had microspikes) I'd avoid the section of the Carter-Moriah Trail coming down the north side of North Carter until much more of the ice there is gone! Currently I'd classify this section of the trail as "terrifying".

The only reason I didn't turn around is that I'd gotten far enough into my descent from North Carter, using maneuvers that wouldn't have worked well in reverse to go back up, that I was stuck in a position where I wasn't happy going forward, but going back was at least as scary. I scraped up my right arm pretty badly slipping down one section, and I feel very lucky to have escaped the situation with nothing worse than that.  
Name
Name: Kerry Shetline 
E-Mail
E-Mail: kerry@shetline.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2016-05-13 
Link
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