Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Carter Dome, South Carter, Middle Carter, Mt. Lethe, NH
Trails: Nineteen Mile Brook Trail, Carter Dome Trail, Carter-Moriah Trail, North Carter Trail, Imp Trail, Camp Dodge Cutoff, NH 16
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, March 26, 2022
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Lot mostly full @11am 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Ice - Blue, Ice - Breakable Crust, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Mud - Significant, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow - Spring Snow, Leaves - Significant/Slippery, Snow/Ice - Postholes, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All easy rock hops 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: So many blowdowns to cleanup on all trails 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: N/A 
Bugs: N/A 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: N/A 
Comments: Pretty patchy at the bottom so barebooted in the first 0.1mi then put on spikes. 3/4 icy monorail stable/unstable or spring snow, 1/4 exposed wet trail with water, mud, leaves to Carter Dome jct. Pretty rough messy conditions to the bottom the switchbacks. Very crunchy and icy up to Zeta Pass. Ridgeline is a combo of nice quality monorail and deeply mangled, ankle deep postholes everywhere sad monorail. North Carter Trail and Imp South Branch to 2500' are in about the best shape ever and no streambed walking for once. Crusty monorail remnant becoming patchy until I took off the spikes at 2200'. There is some patches of snow and ice below 2000' but with good footwork and pole technique shouldn't be an issue to stay spikeless. Some cute, spicy little iceflows below Zeta Pass coming up Carter Dome trail that require enthusiastic kicking of the spikes into the ice, no need for crampons with sharp spikes. As noted by the Tris report from Thursday/Friday, there is this crazy shards of glass looking rods of glass as the top layer on the snowpack in many areas between 3800-4200' on both CD and CMT. The many knobby scrambles between South and Lethe will require some treeholidng for descent  
Name: Heat Lightning 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2022-03-26 
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