|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Lethe, Middle Carter, South Carter, Mt. Hight, Carter Dome, NH|
||Herd path, Imp Trail, North Carter Trail, Carter-Moriah Trail, Nineteen Mile Brook Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Saturday, August 6, 2022|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Plenty of room at Nineteen Mile Brook trailhead. Can be full on good weekend days. |
||Dry Trail, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||Crossings on Nineteen Mile Brook Trail are either bridged or easy rock hop |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||Trails generally good. Running water on North Carter Trail and upper portion of Nineteen Mile Brook Trail. Water not deep.
Two trees across trail at 6 to 7 feet above surface on Carter-Moriah Trail south of South Carter and two trees across trail at 6 to 7 feet above surface on Nineteen Mile Brook Trail between jct with Carter Dome Trail and the notch. All are easy to walk under now. May be difficult in snow season.
Bog bridges on Carter-Moriah Trail south of junction with the North Carter Trail are in poor condition with exposed spikes.
Second log bidge on the Nineteen Mile Brook Trail uphill from the jct with the Carter Dome Trail has one intact log and two broken logs. Can still cross safely. |
||Fine for dogs |
||Lots of flying insects on the South Carter summit. Not biting. |
|Lost and Found:
||Walked north to the side of route 16 to the Camp Dodge access road. Went up to Camp Dodge and hiked the herd path to the Imp Trail. There is a downed tree across the Imp Trail at the junction with the upper end of this herd path.|
Parts of the Imp Trail, North Carter Trail, and Nineteen Mile Brook Trail were wet. Can avoid most of the water and mud by rock hopping these stretches.
Best views are from Mt Hight although there are also nice views from Mt Lethe and the ledges north of Middle Carter and a short side path north of Carter Dome.
Met many local hikers from Foxborough MA, Bethlehem NH, Jackson NH, and Scott who is on the 3rd round of the 48 after 75 years old. Many AT hikers.
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.