|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Carter Dome, Mt. Hight, South Carter, Middle Carter, North Carter, Mt. Moriah, Mt. Surprise, NH|
||Nineteen Mile Brook Trail, Carter-Moriah Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Saturday, November 4, 2017|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||19MB was almost full at 6:00am. About a dozen to 15 cars all with CT plates. Assuming they spent Friday night at Carter Notch Hut. |
||Ice - Black, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant, Leaves - Significant/Slippery |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||There were reports earlier in the week that a bridge on 19MB (after the junction with Carter Dome Trail) had been washed out, but didn't see any evidence of that. All the bridges on 19MB are in tact. |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
|Lost and Found:
||Trails were in pretty decent shape, all things considered. The Carter Notch Hut croo and/or the 19MB trail maintainers have done an amazing job cleaning up that trail. No issues at all, all the way up to the junction of Carter-Moriah.|
From the junction to Mt. Hight, no issues either. Between Mt. Hight and South Carter is pretty gnarly. Lots of blowdowns (I'd guess about 20?) and they are not small. Had to get on hands and knees about half a dozen times to get under some of them. After South Carter, there were a few more blowdowns until you got to Moriah, but they are easy enough to get around. Coming down Carter-Moriah was adventurous with all the rock slabs, as most of them were at least partially wet. Some more blowdowns at the bottom of Carter-Moriah near the trailhead.
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.