Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Carter Dome, NH
Trails: Nineteen Mile Brook Trail, Carter Moriah Trail, Carter Dome Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, March 27, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Only about 5 cars in the lot in the AM; more in the PM but still plenty of empty spaces. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Wet Trail, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow - Wet/Sticky, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow/Ice - Postholes, Slush 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Nineteen Mile Brook was moving fast, but thankfully the three crossings on that trail in the morning were all crossed on wooden bridges of one type or another with only a narrow monorail to negotiate. The two crossings on Carter Dome Trail were easily rock stepped in the afternoon. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A few blowdowns along the way, but all easily stepped over or ducked under, some looked like they had recently been trimmed for easier travel.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: As all the other reports have mentioned it's spring out there and spring conditions exist. The trails are pretty chewed up right now - just allow some extra time as the going is slow. Nineteen Mile Brook Trail was fairly firm in the AM, and I was able to spike all the way to the summit with the occasional post-hole when I went off the monorail. With all the trail debris down, the monorail was a bit hard to follow at times and required extra attention to stay on top of it. Deep snow in spots, some exposed rocks and some ice on the way up the steep section of the Carter-Moriah trail from the hut. The ice was soft though and spikes bit nicely.

Snowshoes went on for the descent on the Carter Dome / Nineteen Mile Brook Trails, and stayed on all the way back to the car. Snow was very soft in the afternoon and I post-holed in spots even with the shoes on...although I was glad to have them because it definitely would have been much worse without them! Very narrow monorail along the sidehill on the Carter Dome Trail between the Dome and Zeta Pass made for some slow travel. Some open muddy spots on the last couple miles out to the car, and lots of running water on the lower section of trail. Despite the tricky trail conditions, it was a great day to be out - Carter Notch never disappoints!  
Name: Red 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-03-28 
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