|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Carter Dome, South Carter, Middle Carter, NH|
||Nineteen Mile Brook Trail, Carter Dome Trail, Carter Moriah Trail, North Carter Trail, Imp Trail, Camp Dodge Cutoff|
|Date of Hike:
||Sunday, February 17, 2019|
|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 |
||Ice - Blue, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow - Drifts, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow/Ice - Postholes |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||All are firmly bridged or otherwise hoppable, zero issues |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||Several blowdowns on Carter Dome in the vicinity of Hight junctions, several on CM from S to Middle |
||Pemi crushed it |
|Lost and Found:
||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.
||The Teal Goat, Hallie & Pemi |
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.