Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Carter Dome (attempt), NH
Trails: Nineteen Mile Brook Trail, Carter Dome Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Lots of parking  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Wet Trail, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Water level was high, although it decreased a little bit by early afternoon. The 1st major water crossing was very challenging. I wasn't sure that I would be able to cross but managed by going a few feet downstream. The 2nd major crossing wasn't as bad but wet boots was unavoidable during both crossings  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Very challenging conditions. I was lucky enough to meet up with another solo hiker early on and we hiked together. Jeff Heit (? spelling) knows the trail well and I would never attempted the 1st water crossing without him. Water levels are high and running strong. It was very challenging to cross, but we managed, albeit with wet boots. The intermittent monorail is narrow and often unstable. It felt like walking on a tightrope. Lots of running water on the trails below the water crossings. We started out in spikes then switched to snowshoes after completing all the water crossings. In hindsight, snowshoes would have been better after the 1st water crossing. The trail never improved and the going was slow. When Jeff decided to turn around, I followed suit as I did not feel comfortable continuing solo with no one else on the trail, especially given the difficult water crossing. We kept our snowshoes on until just before the now 2nd, more challenging water crossing and hiked out the rest of the way in spikes. The best thing that can be said about this hike was the enjoyable company and the fact that the rain held off.  
Name: Elizabeth 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-04-24 
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