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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Carter Dome, Mt. Hight, NH
Trails
Trails: Nineteen Mile Brook Trail, Carter Moriah Trail, Carter Dome Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, May 29, 2022
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: We got there at 9:50am and the parking lot was full with some cars parked along route 16. It stayed full all day, but some people left early and had their spots taken because they slept at the hut. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Significant 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All the major crossings have bridges on Nineteen Mile Brook trail. Some of these bridges on the second half of the trail are starting to rot and fall into the river, but can still be used for now. The river crossings on Carter Dome trail posed no problems rock hopping across as the water level has receded a bit. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: There were several blowdowns on Nineteen Mile Brook trail. There were some climbing up Carter-Moriah trail on Carter Dome, and a few coming down Carter Dome trail. Nineteen Mile Brook trail is struggling right now with drainage. The sign for the forest protection area going towards the hut on Nineteen Mile Brook trail is upside down. DO NOT use that map. It shows Wildcat Ridge trail turning left and going north, and Carter-Moriah trail turning right and going south. These turns are opposite, Carter-Moriah trail turns left to head north, while Wildcat Ridge trail goes the opposite direction. If you do not have a map with you, use the AMC trail signs, these are correct. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs: The black flies were brutal on the upper 3/4 of Nineteen Mile Brook (most of the trail), summit of Carter Dome, and the lower half of Carter Dome trail. There were a few deer flies, but they were not too bothersome. I also noticed mosquitoes starting to come out in the evening as we were finishing up. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: The last trail report I read for this hike said there was unstable monorail snow. This snow has melted and the ridge is dry since that report. There was no snow except for two patches well off trail in the woods. From Mt. Hight there was excellent views in all directions. Due to this, you can see the snow on Mt. Washington and the northern presidentials. Right now, Tuckerman's Ravine is still completely snow covered in the lower half of the bowl/headwall. The Jefferson snow fields are still covered, and the alpine garden on Mt. Washington. Huntington's Ravine, Boot Spur, and Mt. Adams just had a few patches of snow left, that you can see from Mt. Hight.

On Nineteen Mile Brook Trail, the mud is quite significant, especially after the Carter Dome trail junction. There is some before then, but after the junction, the trail is mostly mud and standing or running water. There is almost no mud on Carter-Moriah trail, and not much higher up on Carter Dome trail. Once you start to get near the brook, there is more mud and water on the trail.  
Name
Name: Mountain goat 
E-Mail
E-Mail:  
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2022-05-29 
Link
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