Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Middle Carter, South Carter, NH
Trails: NH 16, Camp Dodge Cutoff, Imp Trail, North Carter Trail, Carter Moriah Trail, Carter Dome Trail, Nineteen Mile Brook Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, April 8, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parking lot at 19 Mile Brook Trailhead down to dirt. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Ice - Breakable Crust, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow - Spring Snow, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Small crossings on Imp Trail were open but rock hoppable; on Carter Dome Trail crossing higher up was well bridged and the one .4 below that was partially bridged.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Less blowdowns on North Carter Trail than on Carter-Moriah trail which were numerous below South Carter Summit.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Not many out today but good trails for dogs. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Did clockwise loop of Middle and South Carter from 19 Mile Brook parking lot and brief road walk on route 16. Put spikes on at the Camp Dodge gated/closed access road and switched to snowshoes for the duration about .75 miles into imp Trail. Conditions were firm due to freeze last night and it was in the 30's most of the day. I did not think the postholes were too bad and the snowshoes helped in gliding over or around them. Worse than the numerous blowdowns from North Carter trail to the Zeta pass area were the face smacking branches since snowpack is so high. Overall for April I thought conditions were great.  
Name: 4K 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-04-08 
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