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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Carter Dome, South Carter, Middle Carter, NH
Trails
Trails: Nineteen Mile Brook Trail, Carter-Moriah Trail, North Carter Trail, Imp Trail, Camp Dodge Cutoff
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Thursday, March 12, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Lot was half full (19MB) when I got there at 11am, mainly hut traffic. Bare dirt, very little ice left on the surface. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction, Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: The only crossings on the route, lower section of Imp Tr (south), were either ice bridged or open and easily rock hoppable. Low water levels for now. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Larger blowdowns on C-M just south of South Carter, and lower section of Imp Tr (south). No problems navigating but will require some bigger saws to clear. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs: some snowfleas appearing 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: A quiet day (Thur) for CCW Carters loop, only folks I saw were hut traffic (7) descending to the parking lot, the caretaker himself, and two others out for a day hike. I wore microspikes start to finish. The lower elevation section of 19MB was very icy with recent melting. Otherwise, trails are in good shape with a hardpacked snow base, and the only (modestly) postholed sections being between the height of land on 19MB and the trail up to Carter Dome (close to the hut), between the col heading up South Carter, and then again descending North Carter Tr near the ridgeline. No big deal really, snow surface was solid overall and snowshoes were unnecessary. Winter is winding down but the snow drifts (well packed right now) on the open areas between Carter Dome and South Carter were still pretty high, with tree tops just poking through. Also nice to meet & chat with Bruce R and Bob H at the very end of our collective hikes at Camp Dodge area.  
Name
Name: Eric H 
E-Mail
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-03-13 
Link
Link: http://www.instagram.com/p/B9qK1WwHzxR/ 
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