Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Imp Face, Middle Carter, South Carter, NH
Trails: Imp Trail, North Carter Trail, Carter-Moriah Trail, Carter Dome Trail, Nineteen Mile Brook Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, May 25, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Lots were open 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow - Spring Snow, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All ok. Water was running but enough rocks with submerged steps 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Plenty. More than I can remember.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: None 
Bugs: Yes. Lower and mid elevations had black flies. Applied bug repellent a few times 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Black light glove hanging on a tree halfway up lower part of 19 Mi Brook 
Comments: Well, summer is in the air but spring is on the trails. For Memorial Day, this is the most spring-like I’ve seen it in the last few years. Below Imp Face and below the Carter Dome trail connection with Carter-Moriah is fine. Some mud, some water running, some wet trail, some dry trail, and black flies. You will find snow drifts above that. Halfway between Imp Face and the ridge is where the snow begins. On the south side of South Carter, it’s not too bad to Carter Dome Trail. Between these points is wet, mud, and snow drifts. Postholed about 4 feet max. Tough going. High gaiters are a must. Poles were great. Had extra socks and pants but didn’t need to go there. Some nice folks out - many turned back at various points given wrong gear. A couple were out for long hikes over Moriah and Wildcats too - one guy used snowshoes between Moriah and Middle Carter. I think that’s overkill for the segment I hiked - too many rocks visible and I wouldn’t want to carry them on the wet sections.  
Name: Tom B 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-05-26 
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