Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks South Carter, Middle Carter, NH
Trails: Nineteen Mile Brook Trail, Carter Dome Trail, Carter Moriah Trail, North Carter Trail, Imp Trail, Camp Dodge Cutoff, Route 16
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, August 7, 2015
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: 19MB lot nearly full when arrived, a couple of cars when I arrived back 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All easy rock hops 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: North Carter - one 10 inch blowdown, Imp - a couple of blowdowns 6 inch and a couple 4 inches all trunks and stepovers; one bog bridge on carter moriah sinking into the mud, a couple of the bog bridges on imp in pretty bad shape. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Good trails for the canines; though little water up top - last water up is a small trickle about 1/3 mile in from second crossing on Carter dome as you head up the switchbacks next is about 1/4 mile down the north carter trail - leaves about a 4 mile stretch without water; some canines may need some help on one steep ledge on Carter Moriah. 
Bugs: Out today but not being too bothersome 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Saw a Blue pullover shirt left hanging on the sign at the north carter imp junction 
Comments: Plan B hike as the pressies were in the clouds; cloud cover most of the day but high above these peaks did leave nice views and also helped keep temps very comfortable. nice loop - Up 19MB and out north carter/imp using the cutoff through camp dodge and a short 1/4 mile road walk. all trails had usual spots of mud so you boots are getting dirty. Few spots of running water most noticeable on north carter and imp. Forgot how rocky that stretch of the imp trail is heading down - much nicer in the winter! Views of the pressies in the clouds from the ledges below Middle and nice expansive views out over the Wild river wilderness and Evans notch area from the ledges on Lethe just past middle. Lots of traffic on 19MB coming down from the Hut, was alone on Carter dome until Zeta pass where I met a person that had come up from imp face. Carter Moriah between Zeta and Middle carter was surprisingly crowded - met more than a dozen heading in both directions. A great day out!  
Name: Brian From Maine 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2015-08-07 
Link: https:// 
Bookmark and Share 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.

Copyright 2009-2024, All Rights Reserved