Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Carter Dome (attempt), NH
Trails: Nineteen Mile Brook Trail, Carter Dome Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: yesterday a handful of cars at Nineteen Mile Brook (some were from hikers who had been marooned at Carter Hut for at least a full day because of the blowdowns. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Significant, Leaves - Significant/Slippery, Slush 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Two significant water crossings on Carter Dome Trail. That brook was raging and I only got across by straddling large fallen logs. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Oct 31st - Nineteen Mile Brook trail was okay, lots of running water, erosion a few minor step overs. The first part of Carter Dome Trail which you start up at the 1.9 mile Junction on Nineteen Mile Brook was wet and had portions of running water in the trail but was otherwise ok. A few step overs, or duck unders nothing too bad. When you are further up on the trail probably not to far from the junction with Carter-Moriah Trail the blow downs start. At first it wasn't bad, single trees that I was able to cut up and throw off the trail. Then multiple tree blow downs totally blocking the trail. I got through one and at that point had been joined by the Hut Master from Carter Hut (Zack I believe) who was a great help. When we made it through the blow down he ran ahead, looked up the trail and saw 8 more major blowdowns in the immediate area. That was it, I turned around and headed to Pinkham Notch. I am guessing we were between 3,500 and 4,000 feet where the real trouble with blow downs started. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: didn't see any. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: nothing on the trails 
Name: Bruce 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2017-11-01 
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