Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Hight, Carter Dome, NH
Trails: Nineteen Mile Brook Trail, Carter Dome Trail, Carter Moriah Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, November 21, 2010
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Lot was full at 9:30 when I arrived. There was a state highway patrol officer parked at the end of the lot when I returned at 4 - I think looking for speeders but couldn't hurt as a deterrent! 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Ice - Black, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Some ice on the rocks, logs made crossings a little difficult. I found it easier to use some of the submerged rocks for some of my steps. Boots will likely get a bit wet making crossings 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: One Blowdown on 19MB above 2nd wood bridge - easily stepped over, one blowdown on Carter Dome before water crossings - can walk under, 1 blowdown on Carter Dome between lower and upper junctions with Carter Moriah as it crosses Hight - can duck under 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: A fairly easy trail for canines though none out today. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: A great day out - though much colder than last week! Thin overcast but unlimited views from Hight. Went up 19MB trail to Carter Dome trail, up and over Hight via Carter Moriah Trail then on to Carter Dome and back down Carter Dome Trail to Zeta Pass and out. No snow on 19MB. There are some patches of ice on 19MB beginning after the 2nd bridge though they can be gotten around. Traces of snow on Carter Dome trail at the junction with 19MB. Some patches of ice down low that can be avoided. Some icy rocks on the stream crossings. Icy spots become more common the further up the switchbacks - After the last turn on the switchbacks there are some pretty long stretches of ice that would be a challenge without some traction but easy with traction - I and others on the trail put on Microspikes at this point. I kept them from this point as I headed up and took them off again heading down after I got past this icy stretch. Traces/Minimal snow down low became more pronounced from Zeta Pass on - light powder but it never got deeper than about an inch or so on any trails. Carter Moriah up to Hight had snow but the only ice was on the rock scramble right as you push up to the summit. Snow which in a few places hid ice on Carter Moriah to upper junction with Carter Dome. Carter Dome trail between Carter Dome and Zeta Pass snow covered - no more than an inch though there was ice hidden under the snow in a few spots. A couple of ice flows to get across on the way back down to Zeta Pass.  
Name: Brian from Maine 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2010-11-21 
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