Ascent of Carter Dome on 2016-11-05

Climber: Floyd Greenwood

Others in Party:Outdoor Pursuits Fall 2016
Date:Saturday, November 5, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Carter Dome
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:4832 ft / 1472 m

Ascent Trip Report

Entered 3/17/2018. Hike with Outdoor Pursuits Fall 2016.

We drove up Friday afternoon and reached the parking lot at the start of the Nineteen Mile Brook Trail along Route 16 at about 8:00PM. We hiked in the dark for about 3.7 miles until reaching the Carter Notch Hut at abut midnight, which we stayed the night in. The reflection of the moon against the lakes in Carter Notch was stunning. The hut was very nice! When we awoke the next morning there was a thin layer of snow on the ground. We got an early start and scrambled up the Carter-Moriah trail to Carter Dome. No view from the summit. Besides, it was cloudy so there wouldn't have been views anyway. We then made our way to Mount Hight. Again no views but once in awhile the sun would peak through revealing a stunning image of the surroundings. A member injured their ankle on the descent which slowed our departure. Ruide was nice enough to carry that person's pack the last couple of miles to the parking lot. We left in the dark. Beyond the injuries in our group, what an amazing hike! This was my first overnight with outdoor pursuits.
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Headlamp, Ski Poles, Hut Camp
    Weather:Drizzle, Pleasant, Breezy, Overcast
Cloud cover at summits, very limited views
Ascent Statistics
    Route:Nineteen Mile Brook Trail, Carter-Moriah Trail
    Start Trailhead:Route 16, Nineteen Mile Brook Trail  
Descent Statistics
    Route:Carter-Moriah Trail, Carter Dome Trail, Nineteen M
    End Trailhead:Route 16, Nineteen Mile Brook Trail  
Ascent Part of Trip: Outdoor Pursuits Fall 2016 Overnight (1 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Carter Dome2016-11-05 a 
2Mount Hight2016-11-05 b 
    Total Trip Loss: 3175 ft / 968 m

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