Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Middle Carter, South Carter, Carter Dome, Mt. Hight, NH
Trails: Imp Trail, North Carter Trail, Carter-Moriah Trail, Carter Dome Trail, Nineteen Mile Brook Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, April 30, 2022
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Wet Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow - Wet/Sticky, Snow - Spring Snow, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: passable. water was running nice, but no issues 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs: no bugs 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Started on imp with bare trail. On North Carter we put on our nano spikes to stabilize on the hard packed snow with some dampish snow on top. By the time we got to Carter-Moriah 2 of us had the micro spikes on for more traction on the slightly soft top. That snow would be great for snow balls. And it did. Balled up on my micro spikes. Before we got to Middle Carter I swapped out my balled up Microspikes and went back to the nanos. No snow balls, that was better.
Came across a couple with no traction. Good for them.
Kept the nanos on UNTIL... we had started in the Carter Dome Trail. That slippery slope was tough to take with the nanos. A narrow, icy, slippery snow kind of grab onto a tree and hope type of prayer walk. So we sat down, with a tree downhill from us. We had one foot on the tree to keep us from going downhill while we put the micro spikes on the other foot. Micro spikes were needed here. Moved much better. On to Carter Dome. Mt Height Trail was fine. Heading down Mt Height was slippery. slow and cautious or butt sled. Then down Carter Trail to 19 Mile transformed back to bare trail and beautiful brook walk.  
Name: walkintrails 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2022-05-01 
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