vpalangoSeptember 5, 2007 at 6:53 pmPost count: 22
From the AMC White Mountains Guide online, Great Site!
starting at Imp Trailhead – south 44° 19′ 11″ 71° 13′ 01″ The southern end of the Imp loop is about 2.3 mi. north of the Mt. Washington Auto Rd. and 5.7 mi. south of Gorham on Rt 16.
3.20 mi 1 hr 38 min +1933 ft on Imp Trail
This trail makes a loop over the cliff that bears the Imp Profile, providing fine views of the Presidential Range. The ends of the loop are on NH 16, with the north end between the Mt. Washington Auto Rd. and Gorham. The south branch leaves NH 16, runs level for 75 yd. then turns sharp right. It crosses a brook and follows an old logging road
uphill. It meanders across a flat area and then joins another logging road. It crosses a brook and reaches Cowboy Brook. The trail turns northeast and ascends steadily on an old logging road.
to the junction of North Carter Trail 44° 18′ 48″ 71° 11′ 10″
1.20 mi 1 hr 14 min +1269 ft on North Carter Trail
4.40 mi 2 hr 52 min +3201 ft
This trail follows an old logging road to the Carter-Moriah. This trail leaves the south branch of the Imp Trail, just above an old logging-camp site. It follows an old logging road, and turns to the right onto another old road. Then it turns sharp left off the old road and climbs more steeply to the Carter-Moriah Trail, south of the summit of North Carter.
to the junction of Carter-Moriah Trail 44° 18′ 36″ 1° 10′ 04″
0.60 mi 24 min +119 ft on Carter-Moriah Trail
5.00 mi 3 hr 16 min +3321 ft
This trail runs from Gorham to Carter Notch, following the crest of the Carter Range. From the Kenduskeag Trail junction near the summit of Mt. Moriah to Carter Notch, the Carter-Moriah Trail is
part of the AT. Water is very scarce on many parts of this trail because it runs mostly on or near the crest of the ridge. The best views in this area are from the ledgy knob called Mt. Lethe, a few steps to the left of the trail. A good outlook to the Presidentials is passed 70 yd. before the trail reaches the wooded summit of Middle Carter Mountain (sign).
to Middle Carter Mtn 44° 18′ 11″ 71° 10′ 04″
5.00 mi 3 hr 16 min +3321 ft Totals
See everyone there!
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