|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Middle Carter, South Carter, NH|
||Imp Trail, North Carter Trail, Carter Moriah Trail, Carter Dome Trail, Nineteen Mile Brook Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Saturday, May 23, 2020|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||4 cars at Imp Saturday morning (2 still there Sunday).
Lot at 19 Mile Brook had space for 2-4 more at 8:45. Full with makeshift spot and a few on road by 4:00. |
||Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Mud - Significant, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow - Spring Snow, Snow/Ice - Postholes |
||Snowshoes, Light Traction |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||High rushing water across brook before bridge heading down Carter dome. My dog wasn't happy to try again after his first attempt swept him away a bit. I took off my pack and had to go back to carry/help. |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||Some blow downs on the ridge |
||Only mine out there. See water crossing above. |
||Yes, but no bites. |
|Lost and Found:
||Gorgeous weather. Wore combo of short sleeve t-shirt, fleece top, and skirt all day with tall gaitors once I hit snow. Spikes went on at that time and stayed until the ridge. Warm weather made for easy postholing, so switched to snowshoes and stopped worrying about balancing on the monorail. Stayed on until Carter Dome Trail. |
Also brought a change of socks and plastic bags. Needed them after stepping through snow bridge into water over my gortex hiking shoes.
First of year blackpoll warbler and swainson's thrush.
I didn't find the ridge difficult to traverse, no trouble finding the trail.
Only ran into 9 other hikers.
||Early Bird |
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.