Ascent of Mount Carleton on 2008-08-30
|Others in Party:||solo|
|Date:||Saturday, August 30, 2008|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Location:||Canada-New Brunswick|
| Elevation:||819 m / 2690 ft|
Ascent Trip ReportGot to the trail head at 11:00am EDT (12:00pm local time). The main road was closed as was the main trail due to construction of a fire tower at the summit. I chose to hike the ridge and summit anyway. The "Dry Brook" trail only adds an extra two miles each way. The "Dry Brook" is a beautiful trail with a vigorous creek. Very wet, mossy, with lots of slippery bridges to cross. The trail is partially maintained, but even with blue/white reflectors on the trees I got off trail twice. It was a great day hike, warm and humid so you sweat a lot. I got out by 6:00pm EDT with two hours of sunlight left. I took a quick wash down in the creek to get the salt off me. Then slept at the local campground in the back of my rented Nitto ($14 for overnight camping).
A nice place to visit, but a fully days drive, 12 hrs, from Boston as part of a work trip. I stayed over the labor day weekend to bag this one.
|Summary Total Data|
| Grade/Class:||Class I|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail|
| Weather:||Pleasant, Calm, Overcast|
| Extra Loss:||365 m / 1200 ft|
| Distance:||8.1 km / 5 mi|
| Route:||Ruisseau Dry Brook|
| Trailhead:||Trail head |
| Time Up:||6 Hours |
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