Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Surprise, Mt. Moriah, North Carter, Mt. Lethe, Middle Carter, South Carter, NH
Trails: Carter Moriah Trail, Carter Dome Trail, Nineteen Mile Brook Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, July 14, 2013
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Limited parking at our north end start on Carter-Moriah Trail in Gorham. Spots available at Nineteen Mile Brook for the finish, but lot was full when we came out with overflow on Rt. 16. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant, Standing/Running Water on Trail 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Water was definitely running high for July, but all crossings were rock hoppable without major effort. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trails were in good shape. Evidence of recent brushing on Carter-Moriah Trail. No blowdowns of note. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw plenty on trail over the two days. Some might find the ledges heading up to North Cater challenging but we there were plenty who handled them with some assistance. 
Bugs: The flies and mosquitos were out but not real aggressive. Very few at Imp Shelter on Sat night.  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: This was a great two day trip over the Carters. Started at north end in Gorham and hiked south to Imp shelter for the night (plenty of room when we arrived). Then continued south over the Carters and out to 19 Mile Brook trailhead. We altered plans and opted not to grab the Dome on this trip due to collective feeling of the group and time of day when we arrived at trail junction. Trails were in good shape overall. There are sections of mud (some pretty deep) but they are intermittent and manageable. Had great views of the Presi's both days starting with the ledges of Mt. Surprise and continuing across the ridge. Views into the Wild River Wilderness were also excellent. This was a great weekend hike.  
Name: svense 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2013-07-15 
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