Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Carter Dome, South Carter, Middle Carter, Mt. Lethe, NH
Trails: Carter Dome Trail, Carter-Moriah Trail, North Carter Trail, Imp Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, November 21, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Lot 1/2 full @9, almost empty @6 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Wet Trail, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant, Snow - Spring Snow, Leaves - Significant/Slippery 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Couple interesting brook crossings down low on the Carter Dome Tr 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Imp Tr could use a good reblazing in the near future 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: N/A 
Bugs: N/A 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: N/A 
Comments: Great day for a ridge walk and November grid work. Fall conditions to about 3000' followed by a shift to patchy ice and snow most of the way up to Zeta Pass with rock spikes on at 3500'. 4-6" of snow on the ridge, closer to 6-8" on the summit cone of Carter Dome. Straightforward ridge walk with a nice packed base of snow, looking in good shape for the transition to winter. The trip down North Carter Tr was interesting as the spring snow conditions allowed for me to take my spikes off aggressively early at 3800', my friend took his off at 2800'. The S Branch of Imp Tr was acting feisty as it tried to kneecap me 5-10 times in the first 2 miles down and a sharp transition from winter to fall around 2000-2300'. Lots of wet trail, mud patches, water in the trail, just an absolute mess. Just waiting for winter to bury everything.
Name: Heat Lightning 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-11-22 
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