Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Carter Dome, NH
Trails: Nineteen Mile Brook Trail, Carter Dome Trail, Carter-Moriah Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, March 5, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Nineteen Mile Brook parking lot was not plowed this morning or afternoon. Our group had to shovel it out to get cars parked in the lot. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Drifts 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Solid snow bridges over the  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A couple of trees leaning across the trail, but all are easily navigable. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw one. Very much covered in snow, but seemed to be in good spirits. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Headed up Nineteen Mile Brook with the intention of hiking Carter Dome, Hight, South Carter, and Middle Carter before descending the Imp Trail. 19 Mile Brook was broken out to the junction with the Carter Dome Trail, 1.9 miles from the parking lot. From there to the summit of Carter Dome, the trail was completely unbroken. We broke it out all the way to Carter Dome's summit. On the way back down, the trail had enough traffic that it was reasonably packed down. Trails up and down Mt. Hight were not broken out, and we couldn't even find the east junction of the trail with the Carter-Moriah Trail! We bailed on Middle and South Carter, but it did look like a couple of people had broken out the trail that way (heading north towards the Imp Trail) from the junction with the Carter Dome Trail.

Snowshoes. Snowshoes, snowshoes, and more snowshoes. And beware of spruce traps. We had issues with a couple of them trying to find and break out the trail coming up the final summit cone of Carter Dome.  
Name: Ian 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-03-05 
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