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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks South Carter, Middle Carter, Mt. Hight, NH
Trails
Trails: Nineteen Mile Brook Trail, Carter Dome Trail, Carter Moriah Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, November 9, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty of parking at 19 Mile trailhead. One car when I arrived at 6:00; three when I left at 2:00. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Ice - Black, Wet Trail, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant, Leaves - Significant/Slippery 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Not too difficult 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Tons of blowdowns on 19 Mile Brook Trail and the start of Carter Dome Trail; nothing major, but quite a bit of stepping over/under/around trees and limbs. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Most of this will be moot after the forecast snow tonight, but maybe it will be useful to know what conditions were just before the snow. Until the junction of Carter Dome Trail there was no snow to deal with. Most of the way up to Theta Pass had some snow, but frozen and hard packed. There were also long stretches of bare rock, particularly the steeper rock sections. The ascent up both Carters was a mixed bag of frozen snow, bare rock, rock with ice/snow, and some running water. The ridge had quite a bit of snow still, but it was all hard frozen and actually made for pretty quick hiking between peaks. The ascent and descent of Hight was mostly frozen snow, which was a little slick and the hardest part of the hike. Views are so worth it. Great day to be out in the mountains, only saw one person all day, just before the trailhead on my way out.  
Name
Name: K Mo 
E-Mail
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-11-09 
Link
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