Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks South Carter, Middle Carter (attempt), NH
Trails: Nineteen Mile Brook Trail, Carter Dome Trail, Carter-Moriah Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Thursday, May 25, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: 19 Mile Brook Parking almost empty 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow - Spring Snow, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Crossings manageable but challenging. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Blowdowns on Carter-Moriah between South Carter and Zeta Pass 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs: No bugs today: cool and windy. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: I intended to do both South and Middle Carter, up 19 Mile and down Imp Trail. No snow to Zeta Pass and then a LOT at the pass -- 2-3 feet, very soft, lots of postholes. Put on microspikes. Slow going to the peak of South Carter, balancing over rotten monorail and trying not to fall through. Some dry sections near the peak but once over, on the North side, the snow depth increased and the going was increasingly difficult until I turned around about a 1/2 mile past the peak. Too much snow and too soft. Nice to be out on a bug-free day though! 19 Mile Brook is thundering.  
Name: TrailBagger 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-05-26 
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