Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Carter Dome, Mt. Hight, NH
Trails: Nineteen Mile Brook Trail, Carter Dome Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Wednesday, April 7, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Wide open, plenty of space 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Drifts, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow - Wet/Sticky 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction, Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: N/a 
Bugs: None 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: I did this so you don't have to: Mt Hight via the fork in Carter dome trail is virtually inaccessible and proved dangerous. My footprints were the only ones that could be seen as of my send. Recent snowfall in the upper elevations created numerous snow drifts and made the monorail difficult to find at times (trekking poles helped a lot). The descent from Carter dome was also dangerous as the snow created high-grade slopes to walk along, leaving little room for people to pass in the opposing direction (I passed two very carefully).

Snowshoes very strongly recommended to summit either; I brought only microspikes and nearly regretted it. Please do not make the same mistake! Spikes weren't required for the first ~1.5 miles. Also, at least two sets of large animal tracks could be seen along two trail segments about 3-4 miles in: presumed bear made during last snowfall, and presumed coyote made since last snowfall. They moved along the trail and ventured off at the switchbacks into the wilderness. No animal sightings or issues otherwise, though they did clearly pass through.  
Name: Dan 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-04-08 
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