|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Carter Dome, NH|
||Nineteen Mile Brook Trail, Carter Dome Trail, Carter-Moriah Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Monday, March 27, 2023|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Drifts, Snow - Wet/Sticky, Snow/Ice - Postholes, Slush |
|Water Crossing Notes:
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||Nothing new. |
||None today. |
|Lost and Found:
||19MB Trail is broken out but soft (even in the morning). It was slushy, in places, in the afternoon. |
Carter Dome Trail had been recently traveled by a bare booter but those tracks were drifted over and the snow was soft enough that my snowshoes solved most of the posthole problems.
The barebooter went to South Carter so Carter Moriah toward Carter Dome was untouched and now has 3 sets of snowshoes over it (two other snowshoers followed me - one was a super nice gentleman named Rick who went up to Carter Dome with me!!) I was mostly in the lead and had some trouble finding the trail, in a few places, but it will get you where you need to go. ;)
The views are phenomenal as the last 0.2 miles of the ascent are above treeline (because the trees are buried in snow.). I had heard about this but words don’t do it justice. It’s amazing!!
I was dismayed, upon returning to the bottom of the Carter Dome Trail, to find significant new postholes for the bottom mile (from the upper water crossing to 19MB Trail). My snowshoes couldn’t solve the mess that was made. Bummer.
19MB Trail is in good shape as everyone was wearing snowshoes for the slushy conditions.
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.