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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Carter Dome, South Carter, Middle Carter, NH
Trails
Trails: Nineteen Mile Brook Trail, Carter Dome Trail, Carter Moriah Trail, North Carter Trail, Imp Trail, Camp Dodge Cutoff
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, February 17, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked at 19M, lot was pretty much full at about 0800. Plowed and no issues. Some auxiliary spots are available just north of trailhead due to DOT winging the banks back 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Blue, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow - Drifts, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All are firmly bridged or otherwise hoppable, zero issues 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Several blowdowns on Carter Dome in the vicinity of Hight junctions, several on CM from S to Middle 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Pemi crushed it 
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: What an awesome day! I can only give beta as we where first ones on our routes today. Nineteen mile to Carter Dome Trail junction @ 1.9 miles is firm and nice. We then took Carter Dome trail, it was nice at first but postholio made a visit. It was pretty rough to the first little switchbacks, then after that it was a firm (albeit still rough) snowshoe track. From the ridge we out and backed the Dome. Was nice going, but on the way back there where three fellows post holing just before the summit of Dome. Further down back to the junction, there was a group of eight also bare booting with snowshoes on their pack and churning up the trail pretty good. From CDT/CM junction to South and Middle, snowshoes are an absolute must. We rebroke the trail in the massive drifts. There is a lot of offshoots for "exploring" where the trail was, but it will get you there. In the vicinity of CM/North Carter (still on CM) its broke weird, again still gets you there, but two folks bare booted this area and where finding quite a few spruce traps. Down about a half a mile on North Carter trail it firms up, and that's how it stayed on Imp. We took the Joe Dodge logging road, which was super deep powder back to the car to loop it.

Wear your snowshoes.

Hight was rough broke from the steep side, out and backed.  
Name
Name: The Teal Goat, Hallie & Pemi 
E-Mail
E-Mail: sea2thebiscuit@yahoo.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-02-17 
Link
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