|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Hight, NH|
||Nineteen Mile Brook Trail, Carter Dome Trail, Carter-Moriah Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Sunday, January 3, 2021|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Lot not plowed, but was a non-issue with the 2-3 inches of powder that was there. |
||Ice - Black, Wet Trail, Ice - Blue, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Postholes |
||Snowshoes, Light Traction |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||Manageable crossings down below along Nineteen Mile Brook. |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||Only the two with us |
|Lost and Found:
||There were a pair of snowshoes at the junction of Carter-Moriah trail and Carter Dome trail. Didn't know if someone decided to do a quick out-and-back to one of the other peaks and felt they didn't need them but would be back, so we left them there. ||
||Only a couple inches of snow along Nineteen Mile Brook and it was mostly packed from earlier hikers, microspikes were sufficient. Going up Carter Dome Trail, it had seen less traffic so the snow was less packed, with slightly increasing amounts as we gained elevation. We did find some post holes along the way hidden in the powder. |
Heading up to Mount Hight, there were a few inches of powder that hadn't seen much traffic. Between that and the steep incline, snowshoes would definitely be preferable here.
We were going to make it a loop, but the gentler trail that heads toward Carter Dome had not been broken at all, so we went back the same way.
Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.