Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks South Carter, Middle Carter, NH
Trails: Nineteen Mile Brook Trail, Carter Dome Trail, Carter Moriah Trail, North Carter Trail, Imp Trail, Camp Dodge Cutoff
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, January 17, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parking lot at Nineteen mile brook had a decent snowbank to get through, but the lot itself was packed down. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Drifts, Snow - Wet/Sticky 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: No issues with any water crossings, snow bridges are starting to form and seem stable for now. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: No issues caused by any blow-downs 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: We alternated with another couple to break out Carter Dome Trail and the Carter Moriah trail to South Carter. From there we broke out the trail over Middle Carter and partway down North Carter trail where we met up with a hiker breaking trail up. We helped break out the rest of North Carter trail to where it meets up with Imp Trail. At the junction we went left (West, South West) and followed the Imp trail until we reached the cutoff for Joe Dodge. We cut through Joe Dodge and back to Rt 16.

As you got higher in the mountains the snow got drier and looser. There are some large drifts along the Carter Moriah trail. I would not attempt to go from Middle Carter to South Carter, there were several steep sections of trail that we couldn't snow shoe down and we ended up sliding. With the loose powder it will be very difficult to go up those sections.  
Name: Andrew B 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-01-18 
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