Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Hight, Carter Dome, South Carter, Middle Carter, NH
Trails: Nineteen Mile Brook Trail, Carter Dome Trail, Carter Moriah Trail, North Carter Trail, Imp Trail, herd path
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, October 18, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Nineteen mile brook trailhead was full and about 4 cars off the roadside. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow - Wet/Sticky, Leaves - Significant/Slippery, Slush 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Definitely more water than on our last trip in August. All manageable by rock hopping. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Tom used his saw on a leaner at eye poking level on carter dome trail. We pushed some leaves out of the water bars to help the flow but I noticed that there are many left on the trees to refill the water bars. There was a pine tree on C-M trail from Hight heading up to carter Dome trail that might need an axe to remove it. People have been going around it to continue. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Only saw paw prints in the snow this day. 
Bugs: Gone for the year I hope. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Nothing  
Comments: Started the trek with wet leaves and rocks. At the bridged crossing on Nineteen mile brook we started to see snow. Lots more snow heading up carter dome trail and great pecked out winter conditions by the time we reached Zeta pass. Along the whole ridge was mostly like that. Snow bombs we falling from the trees making for wet hikers and packs. Higher up near the summits, there was less snow raining down on us.

Going down North Carter and Imp, the trail was partly like hiking down a river. Reminded us of spring conditions without monorails. Back down low, the trail was hiding out in a blanket of leaves. Beautiful day to get tuned into winter hiking again . :)  
Name: Bradygirl1  
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-10-19 
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