|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||South Carter, Middle Carter, Carter Dome, NH|
||Nineteen Mile Brook Trail, Carter Dome Trail, Carter Moriah Trail, North Carter Trail, Imp Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Saturday, April 30, 2011|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow/Ice - Small Patches, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Slush, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Snow/Ice - Postholes, Snow - Spring Snow |
||Snowshoes, Light Traction |
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|Lost and Found:
||A good day for post holing... |
If any of you are planning to do the carters soon, I suggest taking your micro-spikes and snowshoes along. You will want to use your snowshoes most throughout the hike. The lower elevation at 19 mile brook trail had snow and ice almost to the parking lot. Yesterday’s hike was a tough one as we traveled through what one hiker reported was a “mono-rail trail”. This report was accurate as the trail is extremely narrow just enough to fit your snow shoes. One false step and you will be straddling the trail. Our poles were pretty much useless as it went down past our knees to support ourselves; you can’t place it in front as it will get in the way of your shoes. So to simply state it, the trail was unforgiving. However if you are a gymnast or know how to maneuver on a balance beam you are at an advantage. Although we ended up post holing to our mid thighs over a dozen times (w/ snow shoes on) along with some graceful tumbles, it was a gorgeous day to let Carter push us away this time. We managed to bag all 3 mountains for our 4000’s… YES!!! So if you decide to do the Carters from the Imp trail looping down to 19 mile brook trail, prepare yourselves for poor trail conditions and a lot of post holing. I suggest do it on a beautiful day to help keep your spirits up.
||Chuck Hernandez |
Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.