Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks South Carter, Middle Carter, NH
Trails: Nineteen Mile Brook Trail, Carter Dome Trail, Carter-Moriah Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, January 5, 2024
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Several slots open at 730 am  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Wet/Slippery Rock, Ice - Breakable Crust, Standing/Running Water on Trail 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: There is a crossing on Carter dome trail where it appears a log bridge was placed to cross the water, but it looks like it was knocked askew from the big rainstorm and was unusable. The crossing is rock hoppable, but be careful of unstable ice on partial snow bridges.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Several blowdowns, easily climbed over except for one spread out on thin ice on Carter dome trail. Carter done trail is also tricky to follow in places. It looks like the rainstorm scattered rocks and trees down the middle of the trail.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Two well-behaved pups encountered 
Bugs: The best part of winter hiking—none! 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Nothing lost or found 
Comments: Rock spikes up and down. Probably not needed the whole way, especially the first mile of 19MB, but it was cold and I didn’t want to mess with taking them off and on. The ridge had some unconsolidated snow, making it a bit slippery on some of the descent of south Carter. No snowshoes needed, though. This may change soon!  
Name: Sarah C 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2024-01-06 
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