Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Carter Dome, South Carter, Middle Carter, NH
Trails: Nineteen Mile Brook Trail, Carter Dome Trail, Carter Moriah Trail, North Carter Trail, bushwhack, Imp Trail, Imp Connector Trail, NH Route 16
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Wednesday, December 30, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Lot was full at 0830 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Ice - Black, Wet Trail, Ice - Blue, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow - Drifts, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow/Ice - Postholes, Slush 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction, Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: No issues with water crossings today, the confluence of the brooks on Carter Dome Trail proved tricky but doable. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Carter Dome Trail, from 19M to Zeta, could use some refresh of blue blazes. Same with NC from CM to Imp (but yellow). A few blowdowns through listed trails, nothing a handsaw cant take care of. North Carter Trail is in immaculate shape now, a nice haircut for sure! 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Did not see Pepper, but I saw his human's car 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: WANTED! REWARD OFFERED FOR INFORMATION OF SAFE RETURN OF 'SNOW MISER.' Known aliases: "Mr. Snow" "Mr. Ten Below" "Mr. White Christmas" "Mr. Icicle" LAST SEEN MID DECEMBER. Often seen high kicking with a hat and singing. KNOWN ENEMIES: HEAT MISER. Any information, please forward immediately to USFS...

A fine day in the forest! A late start for me (0900) but I was on the muscle and feeling good. All trails are in great shape, if you have rock spikes you could bring them and swap them out with good spikes at higher elevation. I went up Carter Dome Trail from 19M trying to avoid the steep section from the hut to the Dome. Heard second hand beta that section is wind swept/scarred/blue ice. Out and backed that - no evidence of any tracks going to Hight at that time (or Rainbow or Black Angel). Same conditions persisted up South Carter and Middle Carter. Did a little boot skiing in the Col between South and Middle. Weee! North Carter and Imp were quite delightful with running water, blue ice, then rocks, then no snow, then roots. All in all, a total zoom zoom PR day on the Carters for December. Get it while it's good.  
Name: The Teal Goat 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-12-30 
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