Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Middle Carter, South Carter, NH
Trails: Imp Trail, North Carter Trail, Carter-Moriah Trail, Carter Dome Trail, Nineteen Mile Brook Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Monday, January 15, 2024
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: The lot at 19 Mile Brook is plowed 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Unpacked Powder 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Some agility required 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Open water for drinking on Imp, Carter Dome, and 19 Mile Brook trails  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Imp trail was crusty with scant powder over it. I used snowshoes because I didn’t bring my spikes and I wasn’t getting very far barebooting. As of 11:00 or so today, there were no tracks on Imp trail north of the intersection with N Carter. N Carter was also crusty with steadily increasing amounts of powder. As of noon, the only tracks going north on Carter-Moriah belonged to a snowshoe hare.

Carter-Moriah trail was lovely. I was following a hiker who was breaking trail, but it was 4-10” of fluff over a packed trail, with deeper drifts here and there. Perfect snowshoeing conditions. Personally I find it incredibly satisfying to step in between the previous hiker’s prints, evening out the track, so I was having a marvelous time.

In case the brave Trail Blazers don’t post here, today Mt Hight was broken out for the first time in a long time, so it is roughly broken, the snow is deep, and it still requires snowshoes.

Carter Dome trail down to 19 Mile Brook was nicely tracked, but still needs snowshoes. (I had a gear problem and had to remove a snowshoe. That foot kept falling through the trail, so I kept my other one on. See what sacrifices I make for the greater good. It was altruism; definitely not just me being too lazy to remove the other one …)

And 19 Mile Brook trail was packed firm as can be, I barebooted without any trouble, although you’d definitely want spikes to go up it.  
Name: Amy & the Pyrs  
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2024-01-15 
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