Ascent of Carter Dome on 2013-05-19

Climber: Isaiah Knight

Others in Party:Gerrick Vachon
Date:Sunday, May 19, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Carter Dome
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:4832 ft / 1472 m

Ascent Trip Report

This was the first 4,000 footer of the year, i had always planned on doing this hike. I took my friend Gerrick on the hike in hopes that we would last my plan to hike the carter dome, s. carter, and middle carter. We did it, it was a slight incline to the top of carter dome it was easier than i thought it would be. It was harder to go up south carter from the zeta pass. We saw a pair of white minks along the way at zeta pass... it was awesome. There was great side view of the mountains at the top of carter dome. there was so much snow still right around the 3,800 mark, there was snow all the way to the top, it did slow us down a little from peak to peak but we held up and completed the 14.2 mile hike.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:3345 ft / 1019 m
    Elevation Loss:402 ft / 122 m
    Distance:7 mi / 11.3 km
    Grade/Class:Class 1
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Stream Ford, Snow on Ground, Scramble, Exposed Scramble, Snow Climb
    Nights Spent:0 nights away from roads
    Weather:Cool, Breezy, Overcast
High 50's Cloudy Low clouds
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:3345 ft / 1019 m
    Distance:5 mi / 8.1 km
    Route:Nineteen Mile Trail
    Trailhead:Nineteen Mile Parking  1487 ft / 453 m
    Time Up:3 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:402 ft / 122 m
    Distance:2 mi / 3.2 km
    Route:Carter Moriah Trail
    Trailhead:South Carter  4430 ft / 1350 m
    Time Down:1 Hours 20 Minutes

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