Ascent of Carr Mountain on 2014-01-24
|Date:||Friday, January 24, 2014|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Location:||USA-New Hampshire|
| Elevation:||3453 ft / 1052 m|
Ascent Trip ReportI approached Carr Mountain from the east side, starting from the trailhead on Stinson Lake Road. I followed the Three Ponds trail for half a mile, which was easy going since this was a hard-packed snowmobile trail. Then I turned left onto the Carr Mountain Trail. There was some evidence of prior winter hikers, but the few tracks looked to be days old, at least. Most of the recent hikers had bare-booted it, but snowshoes turned out to be a much better option.
After three miles of mostly gradual inclines (with some steep pitches near the top), I reached the spur path leading to the summit. I followed it, and saw the concrete footings from the old firetower. It was a cold but beautiful, sunny winter day, and the temperature was barely above zero F, if at all. I was able to peek above the trees at the summit to get a bit of a view. I recall seeing Moosilauke, the Franconia Range, Mt. Washington, and various other peaks and ranges as well.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||2093 ft / 637 m|
| Route:||Carr Mountain Trail|
| Trailhead:||Stinson Lake Road TH 1360 ft / 414 m|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail, Snow on Ground|
| Gear Used:||Ski Poles, Snowshoes|
| Weather:||Frigid, Breezy, Clear|
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