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Ascent of Mount Carleton on 2009-05-23

Climber: Troy Alward

Others in Party:Mark Alward
Gerald Alward
Date:Saturday, May 23, 2009
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Carleton
    Location:Canada-New Brunswick
    Elevation:819 m / 2690 ft

Ascent Trip Report

My dad, brother, and I arrived at Mt. Carleton on Friday evening and camped at Franklin campground. Started our day at 7:30 heading up Sagamook West to Mt. Sagamook. Some great views on the climb up and some impressive rock outcroppings near the top from which to climb up and get an even better view. From the top of Sagamook we headed across to Mount Head and then on to Carleton. Beautiful clear day and you could see for miles in every direction. Only ran into one group of people at the top of Carleton and other than that we didn't see anyone the entire day. From the top of Carleton we backtracked to the Dry Brook trail for the descent. This was a very nice trail with a number of waterfalls and some impressive old-growth forests near the bottom. We then took the Caribou Brook trail to loop back to the Sagamook parking lot. We arrived at the parking lot at 5:00. A great day...no people...no bugs. You couldn't have scripted a better day for climbing this one.
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Stream Ford, Snow on Ground, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Tent Camp
    Weather:Pleasant, Clear
Ascent Part of Trip: Mt. Carleton 2009 (2 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDate
1Mount Sagamook2009-05-23
2Mount Head2009-05-23
3Mount Carleton2009-05-23



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