Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks South Carter, Middle Carter, NH
Trails: Nineteen Mile Brook Trail, Carter-Moriah Trail, North Carter Trail, Imp Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Tuesday, May 23, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked at Camp Dodge, walked up Rt 16 to 19-Mile. Crowded at Camp Dodge, a few spots left at 9:30am at 19-Mile 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Wet Trail, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow - Spring Snow, Snow/Ice - Postholes, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Water levels are high, but crossings are easily manageable by rock-hopping. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Nil. 
Bugs: A few on the ridge, many at lower levels on Imp.  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: As beautifully described by Protean Wanderer the day before (thanks as always for another great post!), this loop was a mess. Snow had retreated to 3800ft (3300ft described by Protean Wanderer), but from there to Zeta Pass it's tough going: spikes on and off, on and off. Then from Zeta the monorail is very unstable, making for very slow going and occasional post-holing. Nearing South Carter there are patches without snow, but soon thereafter it's even messier up to Middle Carter. Saw only three people: a guy walking with earbuds (why?!), a very wet and quite frustrated climber at the top of South Carter, and David as I descended North Carter Trail. Inadvertently I talked David out of continuing up: I had just taken off my spikes (at around 3800ft), it was 3:30pm and he was about to meet up with the mess. Best avoided for a few weeks.  
Name: Mark 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-05-24 
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