|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:
||Saturday, January 28, 2012|
|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. |
||Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Drifts, Ice - Breakable Crust, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow/Ice - Postholes |
|Water Crossing 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. |
||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:
||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.
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.