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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Carter Dome, Mt. Hight, NH
Trails
Trails: Nineteen Mile Brook Trail, Carter-Moriah Trail, Carter Dome Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Thursday, October 7, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Lot was just about full at 10am. Mostly empty by 5pm.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Significant, Leaves - Significant/Slippery 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: What’s not bridged is easy. Second crossing heading up Nineteen Mile Brooks requires a bit of a balance beam skill (see trail maintenance notes).  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trails are well maintained and blazed. The second log crossing on Nineteen Mile Brook Trail has a broken middle log- making it a more adventurous crossing. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Fine trail for dogs ready for the steep elevation gain to Carter Dome. Plenty of water.  
Bugs
Bugs: One annoying black fly while eating lunch near the hut. White gnat like bugs starting at the summit of Carter Dome and along the way to Mt Hight. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: None 
 
Comments
Comments: Just about perfect fall weather, today. The foliage was spectacular. Lots of yellows and reds along NMB. The view from Mt Hight looking north was a patchwork of reds, yellows & oranges. We think that this might just be the start of an annual foliage hike to Hight- it’s that good. The rest of the hike: we hiked counter clockwise, heading to the hut first and ascending the steep climb to the Dome. The ponds just before the hut are a perfect spot to eat lunch. Heading up to Carter Dome is a hard mile of 1500+ elevation gain. It's really the only hard part of this hike, rest is quite moderate. We were glad to hit Mt Hight after all the hard work was done and take a longer break. From Carter Dome to Mt Hight requires minimal work. After a steep downhill to the Carter Dome trail it’s a nice grade for the long walk out to Rt 16.

Traffic: IDK if it was the long weekend starting early, construction or what, our 2 hour drive took 3 hours. So prepare for that if you are heading this weekend.  
Name
Name: Towanda  
E-Mail
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-10-08 
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