|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Carter Dome, South Carter, Middle Carter, NH|
||Nineteen Mile Brook Trail, Carter Dome Trail, Carter Moriah Trail,North Carter Trail, Imp Trail, Camp Dodge Cutoff|
|Date of Hike:
||Sunday, January 1, 2012|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||lot icy at 19 mile brook but plenty of room today |
||Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Ice - Blue, Mud - Minor/Avoidable |
||Light Traction, Traction |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||19 Mile brook crossing at blown out bridge interesting..went upstream a bit to ice bridge..all other crossings easily traversed |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||couple of duck under blowdowns on North Carter Trail |
||quite icy conditions in places might not be fun for some dogs |
|Lost and Found:
||Happy New Year!!! 19 Mile Brook pretty much an ice path to Carter Dome Trail..sharp spikes the order of the day..I put on crampons for a sidehill section around recent washout. Carter Dome trail had ice down low but more snow as we climbed which made spikes perfect. Once to Zeta Pass trail to Dome loosely packed granular which made for fast conditions..chatted with some VFTT's as we headed back to the pass. . Just a touch of a breeze on the summit..some excellent undercast around. Made quick time back to the pass and up to South Carter where we enjoyed the fine views into Wild River Valley and chatted with some familiar faces...|
The ridge walk was excellent today with some slushy spots in the sun..only a little ice..nice snowfilled in trail in most places..excellent views..terrific clouds all day made it so much more interesting than a bluebird day. Decent on North Carter Trail quick and a nice snow base.. Imp Trail had long stretches of ice..spikes were fine with care. Once into the hardwoods there was more bareground and even some mud.
Great day out with Valerie and Ali with checkmarks galore!!!
Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.