Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Carter Dome, South Carter, Middle Carter, NH
Trails: Nineteen Mile Brook Trail, Carter Moriah Trail, North Carter Trail, Imp Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, February 10, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: 19 mile is a sheet of ice. it would be prudent to put spikes on before exiting the car. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable) 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: fine 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: 19 mile has at least a half dozen leaners that you can easily get under. one we had to walk around. snow depth is so high on the ridge that the smaller spruce and branches have encroached into trail snagging on packs and almost taking out eyeballs. i can't remember if it was North Carter tr, or about two miles up the southern arm of Imp tr where there is a leaner that could give you a head injury if you're not paying attention. it's about 6" in diameter and blends into the spruce branches. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: not a lot of open water in winter. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: a pretty great day! winds were not as high as predicted. going up 19 mi brook trail was carpeted in the broken off tips of spruce branches from the high winds on Saturday. trails are in great shape. hard packed. wore spikes up to the hut, and then decided to put on full crampons for the leg up to the Dome and the remainder of the day. could've done it in spikes, but there were a couple of steep spots with ice bulges that made me happy for the crampons. it was good practice nonetheless. we brought snowshoes, but never needed them as long as we stayed on the monorail. just about everyone else we encountered was wearing spikes. didn't see any other hikers after leaving the hut as we traveled the ridge, but it looked like at least 2 people had gone before us.  
Name: hnd 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-02-11 
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