Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Imp Face, Middle Carter, South Carter, NH
Trails: Imp Trail, North Carter Trail, Carter Moriah Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, July 18, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Ample parking. I took the north fork of the Imp trail (out and back). There were four cars when I started before 7AM and about 20 when I returned. Although there were still open parking spots when I returned.  
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: Easy step overs. No problems. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: All trails are generally in good shape. Imp trail and North Carter trail are getting narrow and overgrown by spruce branches in some spots. North Carter trail had significant stretches of running water on the trail. If water flow increases, this will become a significant nuisance. Several substantial patches of mud on Imp trail and the Carter Moriah trail. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Only saw a few. 
Bugs: Mosquitoes, but I wore repellent so they didn't bother me -- other than their buzzing near my ears! 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Great day to be hiking the mountains. Weather was great and I picked this hike so that I could get good views of the Presidential range -- and I was not disappointed.
I started early and didn't encounter many people on my ascent. But, the traffic picked up substantially on the Carter Moriah trail with lots of folks doing the traverse starting on Nineteen Mile Brook trail. So, lot's of folks going back and forth on that trail (but I think that is typical for this time of year).
About 50% of people were wearing masks, but everyone made an effort to maximize distancing while passing.

I posted a pic of the Presidential range as well as a short video of a really nice waterfall on Imp Brook. Link is below.

I think the Imp trail is really terrific. Between the brook, the waterfall, and the views of the Presidential Range, it really showcases a lot of the mountains.  
Name: dacomp5 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-07-18 
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