Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks North Carter, Mount Lethe, Middle Carter, South Carter, Mt. Hight, Carter Dome, NH
Trails: Imp Trail, North Carter Trail, Carter-Moriah Trail, Carter Dome Trail, Nineteen Mile Brook Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, June 5, 2022
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Searching for "Imp Trailhead" on Google Maps takes you to the south branch trailhead on Rt. 16; if instead you want the north branch of the Imp Trail, which passes by Imp Face cliff, drive about 1000 ft. farther north along Rt. 16. At around 8:45am, the Nineteen-Mile Brook Trailhead parking area was full, with some cars parked along the highway, but the (small) parking area for the south branch of the Imp Trail had only one car.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Rock hopping. Some crossings on the lower part of Carter Dome Trail also had the (not too dangerous) option of walking across a log. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A few blowdowns. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: No notable hazards for dogs. There is very little water on the ridge along the Carter-Moriah Trail, however. 
Bugs: Surprisingly, we had no problems with bugs until the very end at 7pm at Nineteen-Mile Brook Trailhead, where the mosquitos were waiting for us. No black flies! It was a somewhat windy day. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: A light green Nalgene bottle containing water was left at the end of a log at a stream crossing on Carter Dome Trail halfway between Zeta Pass and the Nineteen-Mile Brook Trail junction. We saw it at 5:30pm at 44° 16’ 55.002” N, 71° 11’ 11.13” W. We thought there was a chance the owner stashed it there intentionally, intending to return for it, so we left it in place. 
Comments: Despite it having rained the day before, the muddy spots were easy to avoid. We encountered about a dozen solo hikers, but only a few groups. Anyone going to Carter Dome should also visit Mt. Hight, which has the best views.  
Name: mathbp 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2022-06-06 
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