Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Middle Carter, NH
Trails: Route 16, Camp Dodge Road, herd path, Imp Trail, North Carter Trail, Carter-Moriah Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, October 19, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: 19 Mile Brook parking lot was full. There were a couple vehicles parked on route 16 near the parking lot. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Ice - Breakable Crust, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow - Wet/Sticky, Mud - Significant, Leaves - Significant/Slippery 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Only one minor crossing on lower Imp trail. Piece of cake. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Significant balsam fir blowdown on North Carter Trail. Bushwhack path around it is being established. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Would be an easy hike for a dog, although their paws would likely get balled up from the melting snow. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Turned out to be a bluebird day. It was 36 degrees F at the parking lot at 8 am. Winds were moderate throughout the hike. Sky was blue with almost new clouds. Took the Camp Dodge Road and the path beyond it to save mileage and elevation. That was a great way to go. There was snow on the trail and some ice. Maximum snow accumulation was an inch or so. It did make things slippery in spots with melting snow over leaves over wet rocks. Used my beater Microspikes on Carter-Moriah and descending North Carter, but this hike was very bare bootable. One important note: there was snow over breakable ice in numerous spots on Carter-Moriah. I broke through a few times, including one spot where I sunk down nearly two feet into mud. That was my fault. I should have used the rotting bog bridge right next to where I fell through.  
Name: Marty 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-10-20 
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