Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks North Carter, Middle Carter, NH
Trails: Stony Brook Trail, Carter-Moriah Trail, North Carter Trail, Imp Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, May 28, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: No issues on Stony Brook lot. 
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: 2 or 3 Rock hoppable on Stony Brook. Some wading in snowmelt areas on Carter Moriah! 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Significant blowdowns on Carter-Moriah. Poor drainage in several areas. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: might wait on dogs another week or so unless they enjoy postholing into icy cold water. 
Bugs: Yep, many buzzers but no biters or swarmers. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Lost my sanity. Found it the next day on Moriah. 
Comments: Stony Brook was a joy!! Carter Moriah was hell! Rotting monorail from above and from below. Some was still semi-stable to walk on until it wasn't. Then post-holing up to knees and sometimes up my waist (esp when maneuvering around one of the many blow-downs. Post-holing is particularly potentially dangerous right now with the run-off below the snow leving large gaps where if you you sink, you might be wedging your leg between large rocks and sustaining major injury. Or at the least, submerging your foot/leg into the icy cold water below. Not very fun. Hopefully another week or so will yield improvement. I had planned on back tracking to Moriah and heading down Stony Brook. Instead I bailed down Imp and got a ride to my car. Did NOT want to go back through that hell. The worst was probably the section going up North Carter.  
Name: mick coste 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-05-30 
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