Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Hight, Carter Dome, NH
Trails: Nineteen Mile Brook Trail, Carter Dome Trail, Carter-Moriah Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, January 23, 2022
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: NMBT lot was nearly "full" at 8 AM though some people chose to take nearly two spaces with their one vehicle. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Crossing on NMBT is bridged with wood. Crossings on CDT are bridged with snow and ice. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: No major issues to report. One small step-over low on CDT. There are a handful of leaners along the way which do not pose a problem at present. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: I saw three well-behaved pooches - all in a large group of 10 or so coming descending Carter Dome. They seemed to be having a good time. 
Bugs: None. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Nothing. 
Comments: NMBT and CDT are packed out well but are still a bit soft on top. I started with Hillsounds but after a mile or so ascending CDT I felt I was expending a bit more energy than necessary, so I switched to snowshoes and was much happier. Those stayed on for the rest of the hike. I didn't want to deal with the steeps on the N side of Mt. Hight on CMT so I did an out-n-back from the S side. That trail started out with postholes at least a foot deep. After a short distance there was an obvious snowshoe track but with some postholes here and there. I and two others packed out the S side with snowshoes and they continued N from the summit. Besides the remaining postholes in that area this entire route has a nice snowshoe track - one can only hope it stays that way.

Mt. Hight is the star of this entire range - crisp views were had despite the grey and cloudy skies. The sun teased with filtered appearances throughout the late morning and into the early afternoon. Not much wind to speak of either. Trails were not as crowded as I would have guessed. In all a pretty good day to be outside.  
Name: HMJ 
E-Mail: trailsntrees(at)gmail(dot)com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2022-01-23 
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