Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Carter Dome, Mt. Hight, South Carter, Middle Carter, North Carter, NH
Trails: Nineteen Mile Brook Trail, Carter Moriah Trail, North Carter Trail, Imp Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, April 30, 2017
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Ice - Breakable Crust, Mud - Significant, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow - Spring Snow, Leaves - Significant/Slippery, Snow/Ice - Postholes, Slush 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Couple of water crossings but easy with rock hopping 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Encountered a couple of minor blowdowns on 19 mile and Carter Moriah, but easy to get past 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: On a colder day following a colder night, I'd say microspikes will mostly work. But if its warmer, you'll be glad to have snowshoes especially smaller ones. Did a loop including all the Carters and Hight starting from 19 mile to the notch and up to Carter Dome. Then to Hight, rest of the Carters, down the southern Imp. Not a runnable day except the lower section of 19 mile and Imp. Just too wet, muddy, snow/ice, and a healthy mosiac of them all. Below 3000ft was mostly snow free, but wet (muddy, running water). I mostly was able to get up to Carter notch w/o microspikes and didn't posthole once. Though the trail was littered with them on every trail I hit above 3500'. Chatted with a few campers at the notch and they said they were postholing every other step yesterday because it was much warmer. Fortunately last nights temps were colder and todays temps hovered around 40F. Snow and ice was soft at all elevations providing decent traction. Above 4000' there was a lot of snow (2-4ft) and I was treading lightly in the middle of the monorail the entire day. But it was so warm yesterday that the monorail was deteriorating. Remarkably didn't postholed until after Zeta pass, and only a handful times from Zeta to North Carter. But descending down North carter trail, I postholed ~20 times. Maybe it was less packed in because its not a hugely popular trail or maybe it was because it was later in the day with more time exposed to mid 40F. If you hit any of these peaks, check in on the forecasted temps  
Name: Chris Peter 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2017-04-30 
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