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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Carter Dome, South Carter, Middle Carter, NH
Trails
Trails: 19 Mile Brook Trail, Carter-Moriah Trail, North Carter Trail, Imp Trail, Camp Dodge Shortcut
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow/Ice - Postholes, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Quite a few blowdowns in the Zeta Pass area, up to South Carter and just beyond S. Carter, maybe .2 to .4 going northbound. Most had already been limbed to help with ducking under/crawling over.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: 19MB is wet in spots, only has one small stretch of snow and bits of ice closer to the junction with the Wildcat Ridge Trail.

Carter Moriah from the notch was dry and clear up to about a half mile from the summit of Carter Dome, where there was ice and monorail - most easy to avoid, but traction stayed in the pack. Just beyond the clearing at the summit of CDome, for about .3, there is deep snow with monorail and deep pockets of snow in the woods on either side. Past that goes back to the ice/monorail situation and then just disappears. A few step-over blowdowns here and there, with the exception of the blowdowns mentioned above. The remainder of the ridge all the way to North Carter Trail has bits of snow and ice here and there, but nothing significant enough to wear traction for, there are enough rocks to rock-hop through it.

The first .3-.4 or so of the North Carter Trail is eroded, has ice, monorail, water running under the monorail, and branches growing into the trail. Lots of fun. Eventually, the water was diverted enough off trail and it became the usual New England trail stuff.

Imp Trail in good shape, for what it is.

Not a bad day out, hoping to beat the rain, but only got rained on lightly for 45 minutes at the end.  
Name
Name: SBanks 
E-Mail
E-Mail: summersetbanks@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-05-22 
Link
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