Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Carter Dome, NH
Trails: Nineteen Mile Brook Trail, Carter Dome Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, February 29, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: 19MBT Lot was starting to overflow when we arrived around 8:45 this morning. Plowed but icy 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Drifts, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All bridged 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Several blowdowns along the route. Most were pretty straight forward 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: No issues for dogs 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: SNOWSHOES ARE AN ABSOLUTE MUST RIGHT NOW!!! 19-Mile Brook Trail started off pretty well packed but quickly softened up with elevation. There was a group of bout 6 headed to the hut that left just before us opting to leave their snowshoes in the car. We quickly caught up to them and passed them as they were struggling to stay on top of the snow. They were thankfully the only group we saw barebooting today. Once we got to the Cater Dome Trail junction the snow was much less consolidated. Likely had just been broken out by the few groups before us this morning. Pretty straight forward climb up to Zeta Pass. Some tracks heading towards South Carter. There was some nasty side hill sections above Zeta Pass on the CDT. Drifts and loosely broken trail made for some difficult climbing. No one had been up to Hight on our ascent. Near the summit there is a massive snow drift forming creating the potential for some very deep spruce traps, be careful. A pair of hikers had broken out the Carter-Moriah Trail from the hut to the summit. On our return down a group had started up to Hight ahead of us but had not made it down by the time we passed the lower junction. Back at Zeta pass I decide to head down while Kim and Mark continued on to South and Middle Carter. Great day out there today with about 20-30 people on the trails all in snowshoes. Should be setting up nicely tonight and make for good hiking tomorrow.  
Name: Skidder 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-02-29 
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