South and Middle Carter from Mt Hight
South Carter - 4430'
South Carter rises above Zeta Pass along the Carter Range. It is a completely
with no views, but is close to Mt Hight which has excellent views and there are some open areas
to the north on the way to Middle Carter.
The most common approach to South Carter is up the Nineteen Mile Brook trail to the
Carter Dome trail which connects with the Carter-Moriah trail in Zeta Pass. The
total distance is 9.2 miles, but a side trip from Zeta Pass to Mt Hight is a nice addition. The
Imp trail connects to the North Carter trail to get hikers to the ridge north
of North Carter. Imp shelter is just west of the Carter-Moriah trail,
less than 2 miles north of North Carter.
- Nineteen Mile Brook - This parking area is on the east side of Rt 16 about
one mile north of the Mt Washington Auto Road. The lot fills up on popular weekends and
the overflow is parking along the highway. A WMNF Parking pass is required.
- Imp Trail - There are two trailheads for the Imp Trail, which is a pseudo-loop
that requires a .3 mile road walk to complete. The two trailheads are 2.3 and 2.6 miles north
of the Mt Washington Auto Road. There really isn't much of a parking lot, just a wide shoulder
of the road. A WMNF Parking pass is required.
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