|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, Route 16|
|Date of Hike:
||Monday, January 13, 2020|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||1 car plus mine in the icy 19MBTH parking lot |
||Ice - Blue, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow/Ice - Postholes |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||While the water is still high all crossings are manageable with care. No hopping needed |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||Imp trail, N. Carter trail - two heavily used trails yet are in some of the worst condition. Desperate need of brushing up high. Coincident with stream beds in the middle. And they have an AMC base camp for trail maintenance crews at the bottom. Go figure! |
|Lost and Found:
||19MBT mostly ice and rocks with short stretches of dirt|
Carter Dome trail to Zeta pass: Mostly firm, consolidated snow. Not enough snow for significant postholes.
Carter Dome trail above Zeta pass: A firm if a bit uneven sidewalk.
Carter Moriah trail Zeta pass to Middle Carter: A post holed mess. Some inconsiderate person went in/out to Middle Carter yesterday without snowshoes and ruined the track. And I don't think it was much fun because many of the holes are crotch deep.
Carter Moriah Middle Carter to N. Carter trail: Back to the firm but uneven sidewalk. I was very relieved that Joe Posthole turned around at Middle. The bog section is solidly frozen.
N. Carter trail: Where it is not a stream bed the footing is fine. More uneven sidewalk. Desperate need of brushing out.
Imp trail : Upper third - a stream bed with open water and icy rocks; middle third - firm, consolidated snow and lots of rocks; bottom third - bare ground and rocks with very little ice. You could easily bare boot from Route 16 through Joe Dodge camp to the end of the hardwood zone if ascending.
||old man and the saw |
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.