|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Carter Dome, NH|
||Nineteen Mile Brook Trail, Carter-Moriah Trail, Carter Dome Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Sunday, November 27, 2011|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Plenty of parking on roadside lot off route 16 |
||Wet Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Slush, Snow - Spring Snow |
||Light Traction |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||Brook crossings were easy |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||Some erosion (gully) on the Nineteen Mile Brook Trail. Improvised trail off to side of the main trail. One section of bridge wiped out. Two anchored planks substituting for the missing bridge section. |
||Three dogs on the trails |
|Lost and Found:
||Nineteen Mile Brook Trail had mud, slush, and minimal snow which was easily ascended with bare boots. There were foot prints on the Wildcat Ridge Trail. The larger Carter Lake was mostly frozen.|
The steep section of the Carter-Moriah Trail can be ascended with bare boots as there is adequate bare rocks to provide decent footing. The side spur to the overlook was unused. The Carter-Moriah Trail in the less steep section had some slippery spots but there was no need for traction.
The Rainbow Trail heading off the summit had foot traffic. The Black Angel Trail was unused. The trail on the north slope of Carter Dome had more snow cover with less rocks exposed. Elected not to divert to Mt Hight as the summits were in clouds.
The descent on the Carter Dome Trail to Zeta Pass had many slushy ice spots but I used no traction without incident. The Carter Dome Trail below Zeta Pass was mainly slush or mud.
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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.