|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Carter Dome, NH|
||Nineteen Mile Brook Trail, Carter-Moriah Trail, Carter Dome Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Sunday, May 2, 2021|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Nineteen Mile trailhead was almost full at 9AM. |
||Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow - Spring Snow, Snow/Ice - Postholes |
||Snowshoes, Light Traction |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||Rock hopping, but one crossing on Carter Dome trail down from Hight toward Nineteen Mile Brook had very high water |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||I counted six blowdowns; one near the hut was the only one which was difficult to pass.
Carter Dome Trail between Zeta Pass and Nineteen Mile Brook Trail had no blazes! |
||Saw a handful. They're coming. |
|Lost and Found:
||Lost my AMC map of the Carter Range and North Country somewhere on Carter-Moriah above the hut. If you find it, all yours. ||
||Nineteen mile brook trail: Nice and easy 2 miles to the junction with Carter Dome. Well marked, some high water, but easy enough in bare boots.|
Junction to Carter Notch Hut: Intermittent snow patches, still well-marked. Most people were in bare boots or spikes.
Carter Moriah Trail to Summit: Snow started to pick up. Spikes to start, could justify snowshoes above ~4000 feet if you brought them. Still some postholes around.
Carter Dome trail from summit to zeta pass: We skipped Hight, but Carter Dome trail in this section is NARROW. Couldn't really fit both my snowshoes side by side, but there were still postholes so spikes felt wrong too. This section was scary.
Carter Dome from Zeta Pass to Nineteen Mile Brook: Intermittent snow again. I didn't see a single trail marking once we left the AT at zeta pass until we hit Nineteen Mile Brook. Spikes at the top, bare boots once the snow turned to wet rocks. The last river crossing had really high water: even the rocks we hopped were partially submerged.
Overall kind of a rough hike. Saw a couple people without spikes turn back at different points.
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.