Ascent of Middle Carter Mountain on 2011-11-05

Climber: Gabriel Couët

Others in Party:Stéphanie Beauregard
Éric Deschênes
Date:Saturday, November 5, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Middle Carter Mountain
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:4600 ft / 1402 m

Ascent Trip Report

Middle Carter Mountain was a blur on our way to Carter Notch hut. We had left North Carter Mountain around 3:00pm and were hiking along the flat ridge at a strong pace. Around the col, I heard voices ahead. We were close to treeline and there were views all around. Soon, ascending up to Middle Carter, I heard the voices again more distinctly. A few minutes later I reached the group of 3 that had started the same morning on a Wildcat range traverse over to descend North Carter trail. I chat with them a bit and they resumed their hike as Stéphanie and Éric reached us.

From there, it was a matter of around 5 minutes to get to the actual summit. Views of the Presidentials from here were amazing and the sun was giving it a dramatic color. It was now around 3:45pm. We didn't really stop here and kept going towards South Carter Mountain. Getting to the col was very easy on some gentle grade trail.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:268 ft / 82 m
    Elevation Loss:548 ft / 167 m
    Distance:1.3 mi / 2.1 km
    Grade/Class:Class 2
    Quality:7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Snow on Ground
    Weather:Cold, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:235 ft / 72 m
    Extra Loss:115 ft / 35 m
    Distance:0.6 mi / 0.9 km
    Route:Carter-Moriah trail
    Trailhead:North Carter trail junction  4480 ft / 1365 m
    Time Up:30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:433 ft / 132 m
    Extra Gain:33 ft / 10 m
    Distance:0.7 mi / 1.2 km
    Route:Carter-Moriah trail
    Trailhead:South Carter key col  4200 ft / 1280 m
    Time Down:20 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: White Mountains (November 2011) (1 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Mount Surprise2011-11-05 a
2Mount Moriah2011-11-05 b
3North Carter Mountain2011-11-05 c
4Mount Lethe2011-11-05 d
5Middle Carter Mountain2011-11-05 e
6South Carter Mountain2011-11-05 f
7Carter Dome2011-11-05 g
7Wildcat Mountain2011-11-06 a
8Wildcat B2011-11-06 b
9Wildcat C2011-11-06 c
10Wildcat D2011-11-06 d
11Wildcat E2011-11-06 e
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Gabriel Couët
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