|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Carter Dome, Mt. Hight, NH|
||Nineteen Mile Brook Trail, Carter Dome Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Wednesday, April 7, 2021|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Wide open, plenty of space |
||Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Drifts, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow - Wet/Sticky |
||Snowshoes, Light Traction, Traction |
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|Lost and Found:
||I did this so you don't have to: Mt Hight via the fork in Carter dome trail is virtually inaccessible and proved dangerous. My footprints were the only ones that could be seen as of my send. Recent snowfall in the upper elevations created numerous snow drifts and made the monorail difficult to find at times (trekking poles helped a lot). The descent from Carter dome was also dangerous as the snow created high-grade slopes to walk along, leaving little room for people to pass in the opposing direction (I passed two very carefully).|
Snowshoes very strongly recommended to summit either; I brought only microspikes and nearly regretted it. Please do not make the same mistake! Spikes weren't required for the first ~1.5 miles. Also, at least two sets of large animal tracks could be seen along two trail segments about 3-4 miles in: presumed bear made during last snowfall, and presumed coyote made since last snowfall. They moved along the trail and ventured off at the switchbacks into the wilderness. No animal sightings or issues otherwise, though they did clearly pass through.
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.