Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Lethe, Middle Carter, South Carter, Mt. Hight, Carter Dome, NH
Trails: Imp Trail, North Carter Trail, Carter-Moriah Trail, Nineteen Mile Brook Trail, forest road
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked at Nineteen Mile Brook trailhead. No fees. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Most water crossings on the route were bridged. All other crossings were easy. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: The Imp Trail had some downed trees that were easy to step over and one to straddle over. The North Carter Trail had moderate erosion that could deteriorate. The North Carter Trail had evergreen branches extending in to the pathway in many stretches. The trail crew did an excellent job of clearing out lots of blow downs south of South Carter. Trail crew emplaced many new rock steps on the Nineteen Mile Brook Trail including an eroded area just uphill with the junction with the Carter Dome Trail. Still muddy on the Nineteen Mile Brook Trail near the trailhead. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw Pemi who was entertaining the AT thru hikers. The trails are good for dogs but the water is scarce at higher elevations. 
Bugs: None. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Hiked from parking north alongside route 16 to Camp Dodge Road. Took the forest road from Camp Dodge to the Imp Trail. This enables a nice loop hike over the Carter range. Saw a hare and lots of toads.
Good to talk with Bobcat & Sunshine at Zeta pass. Saw both AT and local hikers. Great views from many spots on the ridge with the 360 degree view from Mt Hight being the ultimate. The tree falls around South Carter has opened up some new vistas. Also a good downlook to the Rampart and Carter Notch from Pulpit Rock viewpoint on a short spur trail off Carter-Moriah Trail. Lots of lilies on Carter Lake.  
E-Mail: WAUMBEK at Roadrunner dot com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-07-18 
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