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Peaks
Peaks Carter Dome, NH
Trails
Trails: Nineteen Mile Brook Trail, Carter Dome Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Trailhead not plowed. Getting over the initial drift might cause low-slung cars a problem. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow - Wet/Sticky, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Nothing difficult 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Lots of blowdowns on 19 Mile Brook but clear on return (kudos to hut caretaker). From jct up to final brook crossing before switchbacks - difficult to follow at times due to the storm damage from a couple of years ago plus blowdowns from the recent wet snow and bent over trees. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Didn't see any dogs. 
Bugs
Bugs: Spare these days. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: I considered a rant about snowshoes, but ... I don't think postholers read Trail Conditions.

Trailhead not plowed so put on microspikes immediately. Lots of blowdowns on 19 Mile Brook but clear on return (kudos to hut caretaker). From jct up to final brook crossing before switchbacks - difficult to follow at times due to the storm damage from a couple of years ago plus blowdowns from the recent wet snow and bent over trees. Microspikes up to Zeta Pass, snowshoes after that. While there was 12-15" on the Hancocks last week, the Carters got even more - maybe 24"+? A couple of yahoos had managed to posthole from Zeta to the Dome - lots of dead kittens somewhere.  
Name
Name: krooney 
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-10-31 
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