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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Middle Carter, South Carter, Carter Dome, NH
Trails
Trails: Camp Dodge Cutoff, herd path, Imp Trail, North Carter Trail, Carter-Moriah Trail, Nineteen Mile Brook Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, May 10, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty at 19M 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Wet/Slippery Rock, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow - Drifts, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow - Spring Snow, Slush 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Nothing of note 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: North Carter trail could benefit from a brushing haircut still  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: What a day. You absolutely need snowshoes for now if you’re going to go for anything 3K+. Don’t let the bare ground at the trail head for you, that Friday storm dumped over a foot of snow! An Ill timed trip report of imp/Carter’s lead many to believe there was only a dusting of snow. That was hardly the case. We bare booted for about two miles until the trail was no longer boney and then it was snowshoes for the rest of the day. Varying depths of 12-15” of fresh powder with dense higher drifts. Felt more like February then May.

We broke froM Joe Dodge to Carter Dome/Zeta and where excited to see it rough broke from there. However If you thought the side hill on hale brook trail is bad in the winter—Zeta Pass says hold my beer. Echoing the beefman, the side hill section is a whole nother circle of hell. Easily over 2 feet here. No traffic to hight. We broke from dome down halfway to hut before we came to another group ascending. We may or may not have hit the sound barrier buttsledding down. All trail signs along the way are covered or just barely exposed at this time.

I tapped at 19m and wore snowshoes to CD junction than bareboot.

They broke out wildcat ridge and said it was more zeta side hill hell.

Despite the flowers blooming down low, it’s still full winter at elevation. You absolutely need your snowshoes. Don’t be that hiker.  
Name
Name: The Teal Goat, Princess Feet, Moutine Runer 
E-Mail
E-Mail: sea2thebiscuit@yahoo.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-05-11 
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