|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Middle Carter, North Carter, NH|
||Imp Trail, North Carter Trail, Carter-Moriah Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Friday, November 27, 2020|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Parked at the Imp Trail southern terminus. Roadside pull off. I was the only vehicle in the morning and one other upon return in the afternoon. |
||Ice - Black, Wet Trail, Ice - Blue, Wet/Slippery Rock, Ice - Breakable Crust, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable |
||Light Traction |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||All water crossings were small brooks easily crossed |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||Trails in good condition. It was good to see the North Carter Trail brushed out. The trail corridor was wide with no branches intruding in to the pathway.
A few blow downs across the Imp Trail that were inconsequential (step overs). No obstructions on the other trails.
At least one broken bog bridge and some deteriorated bog bridges on Carter-Moriah Trail. Watch out for some spikes rising about 3 inches above the planks on one bog bridge in the alpine bog on the Cater-Moriah Trail. |
||Fine for dogs |
||Saw one flying insect at North Carter and Carter-Moriah trail junction. |
|Lost and Found:
||Saw microspike hanging on hiker sign at the trailhead. ||
||About 75% to 80% of the route was free of ice. The surfaces are all wet so it may present problems when the temperatures drop.|
Imp Trail only had isolated patches of ice easily avoided. No traction required.
North Carter Trail was mainly ice free on the lower half with a mix of ice, soil, and rocks in the upper half.
Carter-Moriah Trail was consistent soft ice with protruding rock.
Microspikes worked well today as the ice was soft.
No views due to the low clouds.
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.