Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Middle Carter, South Carter, NH
Trails: Imp Trail, North Carter Trail, Carter-Moriah Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, May 21, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: It was a beautiful Sunday but there were only 2 cars on the little parking on the side of the road 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Wet Trail, Ice - Blue, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Significant, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow - Spring Snow, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: The running water crossing are easy. But there are standing water sections on the trail because of last night's rain and snow-melt that are impossible to go over without getting your feet wet. Ankle level water at most tho, so no worries. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Lots of blowdowns. Especially higher up. Too many destroyed pines, sometimes to the point where you can see the trail anymore. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: I saw a hiker with a golden, the dog was having a great time 
Bugs: Yea they're out. But at high altitude they did not bother me 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: You are probably reading this to check the snow conditions. There was still a lot of snow, probably 2-3 ft. The snow starts at the junction between Imp and North Carter trail. Hiking the North Carter trail was extremely challenging because I was post-holing a lot. The snow bridges are collapsing and there are a lot of sections on the trail where there is running water under the thin and unstable monorail and snow bridges and I kept on post-holing into it the hollow tunnels underneath with running water and big rocks. Lots of blowdowns on the Carter-Moriah trail. The rain the night before and the sunny conditions created some pretty difficult conditions for me, so please be careful. I only carried micro spikes and wore them on the way down. I only saw 2 people the entire hike on this beautiful Sunday. The key takeaways: your feet will get very wet, so I advise to bring extra pairs of socks and be ready to post hole a lot, so please watch your footing.  
Name: HikingOnMars 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-05-24 
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