Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Carter Dome, South Carter, Middle Carter, NH
Trails: Nineteen Mile Brook Trail, Carter Dome Trail, Carter-Moriah Trail, North Carter Trail, Imp Trail, Camp Dodge Cutoff
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, January 28, 2012
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Nineteen Mile Brook lot was full at 8:30 - there were signs saying people parking on Route 16 would be towed. Didn't appear to happen today though. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Drifts, Ice - Breakable Crust, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Snowbridged 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: One 5" diameter stepover .5 miles in on 19MB. Quite a few stepovers/duck unders on Imp/North Carter - may be best to take a trip up with a chainsaw. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Madison was fine, so long as she stayed behind us. At one point, she got ahead of us on the way to Carter Dome and went for a slide down the ice crust into the woods (she was fine). 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Nineteen Mile Brook Trail was well packed and could be booted.

Carter Dome Trail to Zeta Pass was broken out for snowshoe use - about 2" of new granular with a breakable crust.

We broke out from Zeta Pass to Carter Dome - generally 3-6" of new granular with a breakable crust - unfortunately there were postholes from the Black Angel junction to the summit. 2-3 foot drifts with a breakable crust in places. Now decently packed for snowshoe use. We skipped Mt. Hight, as the postholes went up there, but I suspect it's now snowshoed.

From Zeta Pass to Middle Carter and down North Carter was well broken out for snowshoe use by the time we got there. Imp Trail North and South, with the exception of the last leg of the south branch (all tracks went to Camp Dodge), was broken out for snowshoe use. The copious blue ice is currently covered with granular.  
Name: rocket21 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2012-01-28 
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