Ascent of Carter Dome on 2012-11-25

Climber: Shelley Cheng

Date:Sunday, November 25, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Carter Dome
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:4832 ft / 1472 m

Ascent Trip Report

A light flurry of snow just fell, coating all the water ice with a thin layer of snow that added a great deal of traction, enabling us to bareboot with ease. The trail up to Carter Notch, directly along the 19 Mile Brook, was very light and pleasant. The hut could not be located in a better spot: the lake and the overhanging Wildcat made a perfect picture. The hike up Carter Dome was initially steep, but eased out on the shoulder, with a very nice overlook of the notch. The summit was sadly viewless, but the subpeak, Mount Hight, had a spectacular 360 degree view including Mount Washington and all its ravines. Too bad the wind must have been blowing 50mph at least and we had to make a rapid retreat down to Zeta Pass and back down 19 Mile Brook Trail.
Summary Total Data
    Distance:5.8 mi / 9.3 km
    Grade/Class:Class 1
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Snow on Ground
    Weather:Snowing, Cold, Windy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Distance:5 mi / 8.1 km
    Route:19-Mile Brook Trail - Carter-Moriah Trail
    Trailhead:19-Mile Brook Parking  
Descent Statistics
    Distance:0.8 mi / 1.3 km
    Trailhead:Mount Hight  
Ascent Part of Trip: 2012 Carter Dome

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Carter Dome2012-11-25
2Mount Hight2012-11-25

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