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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Carter Dome, NH
Trails
Trails: Nineteen Mile Brook Trail, Carter Dome Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Thursday, April 23, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow - Drifts, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow - Spring Snow, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Two larger crossings but rock hoppable 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs: n/a 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: One of the most beautiful hikes I've done in the whites. Beautiful day for a hike- despite forecasted winds. Ended up being mostly mild. Temps did remain below freezing the majority of the day. Wore micros about 2/3 of the hike. It was after the second large creek crossing that the snow became deeper, though I didn't change into snowshoes until just before reaching Zeta pass. Once on the ridge starting up to Carter Dome, the snow immediately became very deep and had not been broken. We saw some crazy high drifts. But it was pretty epic. Took me and another fellow hiker just under 2 hours to finally break all the 1.6 mi ridge to Carter Dome, talk about sore legs and hunger for days! Trail signs are nearly completely covered. Beautiful view of the Presidentials. Originally were going to try to get all the Carters but those have to wait for another day, hopefully with less snowpack to break. We were surprised how much of the lower elevation snow had melted though by the time we came back through.  
Name
Name: Norcal in NE 
E-Mail
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-04-26 
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