Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Middle Carter, South Carter, NH
Trails: Imp Trail, North Carter Trail, Carter-Moriah Trail, Carter Dome Trail, Nineteen Mile Brook Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Wednesday, April 19, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Mud - Significant, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow - Spring Snow, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Some fallen trees, but can walk over or under. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: All friendly 
Bugs: None 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Hiked a loop starting at the southern Imp trail (closer to 19 mile brook), up to Carters and down Carter Dome trail. Skipped Carter Dome today cause worried about conditions. Imp trail is bare boot for first 2.5 mile and any small river crossings are easy. Microspikes went on when the snow arrived and were on until the bottom of 19-mile.
The top half of Imp is monorail over an active river bed. Today, because of cold temperatures, it was walkable and mostly firm. Once the Imps connected and we started going up north carter trail, the trail was firm and easy to walk EXCEPT there is still so much snow that we were brushing against branches constantly. Many visible post holes along north carter trail and Carter-Moriah but because it was cold, we were fine.
Hardest part of day was walking down Carter Dome trail. Monorail is barely there and there are post holes or drop offs everywhere. It is a skinny monorail and the snow is soft. Final mile to the 19 mile parking lot was good. Classic spring conditions on our descent but joyous winter conditions at the top. We were lucky for freezing temps. Good luck!  
Name: H rowe 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-04-20 
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