Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Lethe, Middle Carter, South Carter, NH
Trails: Imp Trail, North Carter Trail, Carter-Moriah Trail, Carter Dome Trail, Nineteen Mile Brook Trail, Camp Dodge herd path, Route 16
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, August 23, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: There was room at the Nineteen Mile Brook trailhead at 8:15AM on Friday. On a good weekend day it would have been full. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Mud - Significant 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All water levels were low. Below the dam, Nineteen Mile Brook was a trickle until tributaries fed in more water flow. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Imp Trail had at least a half dozen blow downs of varying sizes. All tree falls presented no real difficulties - walk around, duck under, or step overs. Some of the trees could be removed with a small saw while others will require an ax or larger saw. North Carter Trail has some eroded sections where you walk in a trench. There is also an intrusion of evergreen boughs in some spots. The Carter-Moriah Trail (AT) is in generally good condition although there are some decrepit bog bridges just to the south of the junction with North Carter Trail. The upper portion of the Carter Dome Trail was in great shape with many new water bars and a clean footway. The lower part of the Carter Dome trail passes through a hobblebush area which is starting to close in on the trail but is no problem yet. The Nineteen Mile Brook Trail was fine except a few mud spots on the reroute sections. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Many friendly dogs today. All the dogs were doing well on the trails. 
Bugs: None 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: I walked a short distance down route 16 from Nineteen Mile Brook trailhead parking to Camp Dodge (highway sign). The herd path on an old forest road begins between a building under construction and an existing building at Dodge Camp. This link is not on the AMC map but is mentioned in the White Mountain Guide in the Imp Trail description.
Unfortunately, the cloud deck was around 5,500 feet while I was on the ridge so the high peaks of the Presidential Range were obscured. Nevertheless, there were plenty of good views.
Nice to hike with Caitlyn and Elizabeth from Middle Carter to Zeta Pass. Saw two couples who I had met on other hikes. There was a group of Harvard students participating in an orientation program in the White Mountains. Last year I met the Yale orientation group. Met some AT thru hikers and other hikers.
For the most part the trails were dry today.  
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-08-23 
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