Ascent of Mount Carleton on 2012-08-06
|Others in Party:||Daniel Musser|
----Only Party on Mountain
|Date:||Monday, August 6, 2012|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Carpool|
| Location:||Canada-New Brunswick|
| Elevation:||819 m / 2690 ft|
Ascent Trip ReportAfter bagging Sagamook and Head, we worked our way to final destination - Mount Carleton - the provincial HP of NB. Sagamook was a county HP so this 9 to 10 mile route was good for 2 county HPs along with a provincial HP.
Reaching the north approach of Carleton for our final ascent, we were ready to see what this Canadian peak had to offer. Most people bag this peak from the two SW trails but we preferred our traverse across the top of the entire mountain to obtain the HP. The trail system here is fairly remote so even though it was in a provincial park, we only saw one other couple hiking all day in the mountains. The final ascent is a quick steep trail that opens up to the bald peak. We had the peak to ourselves and enjoyed the views. At the summit there is an observation structure that would provide some protection from exposure.
We took photos and headed down one of the SW trails to our parked car. The carpool by the ranger allowed us to do this day as a thru-hike of nearly 10 miles.
|Summary Total Data|
| Elevation Gain:||149 m / 490 ft|
| Elevation Loss:||533 m / 1750 ft|
| Distance:||5.7 km / 3.5 mi|
| Grade/Class:||1,2 and minor 3|
| Quality:||7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Scramble|
| Gear Used:||Ski Poles|
| Weather:||Pleasant, Breezy, Clear|
75F breezy pleasant
| Elevation Gain:||146 m / 480 ft|
| Extra Loss:||12 m / 40 ft|
| Distance:||1.6 km / 1 mi|
| Route:||Head Trail North Side|
| Trailhead:||Saddle TH Junction between Head & Carleton 685 m / 2250 ft|
| Elevation Loss:||521 m / 1710 ft|
| Extra Gain:||3 m / 10 ft|
| Distance:||4.1 km / 2.5 mi|
| Route:||Mt Carleton SW Trail (Easternmost)|
| Trailhead:||Parking TH Lot for Carleton 301 m / 990 ft|
|Ascent Part of Trip: NBHP-Carleton|
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