Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Carter Dome, Mt. Hight, NH
Trails: Nineteen Mile Brook Trail, Carter Dome Trail, Carter Moriah Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, November 23, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parking lot at 19 Mile Brook looked plowed at some point with ~2in of snow on top of that. Lots of parking w/ no issues except sliding on the snow a bit turning in/out of the lot. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow - Drifts 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: One crossing on Carter Dome Tr that was a little tricky but rock hoppable. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A few major blowdowns on Carter Dome Tr. Two big duck/crawl unders and one relatively tall step over. A few other smaller ones that were easy to navigate. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Very well packed down on 19 Mile Brook so used spikes until the Carter Dome Tr junction. Snowshoes the rest of the way up and over down to the hut. Thank you to whoever broke out Carter Dome! It was beautiful for the first mile or so with ~4in on top of the packed down trail. The second mile was a good 1-2ft but thankful that we could still see the direction of the trail. Up to Mt Hight we broke out the trail (big shout-out to lightofthesunandmoon for helping) which at some points had drifts that were 3+ ft deep. We broke from there pretty much all the way to Carter Dome and then the hut. Exhausting work! In a lot of spots there's just snowshoe holes, not a solid trail (kind of hard to avoid when the snow was up to my waist), but on my way down I saw several people planning to get up there so that should help. Definitely a long but rewarding day!

Read more and pictures in my trip report on my blog below! Happy hiking everyone!  
Name: lexib603 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-11-24 
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