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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Imp Face, Mt. Lethe, Middle Carter, NH
Trails
Trails: Imp Trail, North Carter Trail, Carter-Moriah Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, September 27, 2013
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Space for 5-6 cars at both Imp Trail lots (off Route 16) 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All crossings easily managed. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A couple of large, step-over blowdowns on the southern part of the Imp trail loop. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Lots of water all along the way. Max was happy. 
Bugs
Bugs: One bug during our entire hike. Love fall. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Lovely hike with friends Kelly and Isidora. I carried Mango Custard in a huge bowl up all the summits...mango custard for Middle Carter...Desserts on the 48 continues. :)

Imp Face was gorgeous. One of the most beautiful places in the Whites. Lethe was a bit confusing, since there was an obvious herd path that dead-ended, but we figured it out. Middle Carter was good old Middle Carter.

There was a bunch of trash on North Carter Trail, not far from the intersection with Carter-Moriah Trail. Looked like a trail maintainer from long, long ago camped, then left a ton of (scattered and ripped) stuff. Old and dried paint, shoe-brushes, shampoo, Dorito bags, heavy cans, garbage bags, etc. We took down what we could. If other hikers could pick up some of the trash and carry it down, then that would be great. Wish we could have handled it all ourselves, but there was too much of it.

We had the pleasure of meeting Tricia and Wayne, a nice couple doing the NH48, near the summit of Middle Carter. Hope to see them again sometime.  
Name
Name: TrishAlexSageMax 
E-Mail
E-Mail: patriciaellisherr@post.harvard.edu 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2013-09-27 
Link
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