Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks South Carter, Middle Carter, Carter Dome, NH
Trails: Nineteen Mile Brook Trail, Carter Dome Trail, Carter Moriah Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Wednesday, April 10, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: One other in the morning 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Breakable Crust, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Drifts, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable) 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All bridged and easy to cross 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Lost the trail. Found winter 
Comments: We did and out and back to South and Middle, returned to the junction and did and out and back to Carter Dome:

Nineteen Mile BT has seen a few in spikes that came down from the hut so it was a bit choppy, we quickly put snowshoes on and used them for the rest of the day. At the Zeta Pass junction we headed north to South and Middle Peak. There was roughly 2-4 inches of fresh stuff to break. The snow was fine, dry and doesn't pack well, but that was the easy part - the challenge was route finding and branches to the face all day.

Once back at the ZP junction we decided to head up to the Dome. The side slope is narrow and the unpacked trail with this fine sugar snow made for an interesting time but there were a lot less banches to the face! Yayy! Thank you to the hiker(s) that removed those eye pokers - that made it much more enjoyable! Navigating Carter Dome was far easier than South and Middle. But the Dome was beastly and winterish with 6+ inches over a crust that you would sink down into. Windy, socked in and snowing. The tracks we made were being blown in behind us.

HUGE HUGE thanks to my friend Rick - good company, and shared breaking and navigating. It was a memorable way to close out April and experience another winter-ish hike in spring.  
Name: Rachel 
E-Mail: ball one three one one at yahoo dot com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-04-10 
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