We used snowshoes from the hut to the Dome summit via the Carter Moriah Trail but aside from a dozen snowdrifts I think cramp-ons would have been faster and better on the black ice beneath the … Blogging about my journey in rock & ice climbing. The Carter Dome trail ascends gradually, and then steeply switches you back up the mountain (this is a photograph is from the Wilderness Map Company’s “Exploring New Hampshire’s White Mountains” trail map). Mountain Project and ... Harvey Carter is rumored to have put up routes here. Hight from Zeta Pass is brutally steep after already hitting the other peaks, but it's a fairly short section and Mt. This weekend I lucked out with a free stay at the Carter Notch Hut for 3 from someone who had members of their party back out. We were supposed to be at the parking area at 9:00 sharp and I was there about 10 minutes early. Fall, Winter, and Spring are all still self service, but there are meals provided now in the summer. This 3-4 day, 41 mile scenic loop climbs the Baldfaces, Carter Dome, South Carter, Middle Carter, and Mount Moriah, before looping back to Evans Notch through the Wild River Wilderness. About a month after his death, my husband and I hiked Carter Dome and Mount Hight, grief weighing heavy in our hearts and legs. Note: for complete trail descriptions, times, elevation, trailhead directions, and major features, see the AMC White Mountain Guide. At the junction for Nineteen Mile Brook trail and Carter Dome trail, take the Carter Dome trail to the Carter-Moriah Trail. After resting at the Hut for a bit, return to the junction with the Carter-Moriah Trail and begin the ascent up to Carter Dome. Did as part of a Carter-Moriah Traverse. - Past Zeta Pass the trail heads through the remaining three Carter peaks; South, Middle, and North. The Climb – Carter Dome. Continue along the trail to the north shore of Lower Carter Lake, where you can look across to the boulder field known as The Rampart. Carter Dome Routes : SummitPost.org : Climbing, hiking, mountaineering The Climb – Carter Dome. Just ahead, the trail affords the first view of Carter Dome. Bagging more 4,000 Footers in the White Mountains Every state has its mountain climbing lists. From Carter Dome, the route drops back into the Wild River Wilderness down the Black Angel Trail, one of the prettiest and most remote trails in the Whites. bjaminbjamin 2008-02-10 I climbed Carter Dome (4832ft, 1473m) on 9 July 2017, with Yingjie Ma, a friend who is studying at UNH. © 2006-2020 SummitPost.org. He goes by the name of “Draco” here. Great lookout point looking over at Wildcat A and down in to the Notch. Although the Presidential Traverse gets most of the attention and has more climbing, many insist that a Carter-Moriah-Wildcat Traverse is more difficult. Around Sugarloaf mountain and before St. Peter's Dome, the road connects with Gold Camp Road. We weren’t going to see any great views as it was so foggy so we went straight to Carter Dome. This loop is especially beautiful to hike in early October when the leaves begin to change color. Carter Dome is the ninth tallest White Mountain 4000 footer with an elevation of 4832 feet. Carter Dome can be climbed at any time of year though summer is more popular than winter. I’d planned to climb Carter Dome five years ago on a backpacking trip but a cold front and forecast of thunderstorms forced a change of plan. Standing on the summit, I looked out … The only places I saw people were at the Carter Notch Hut and Carter Lakes, and on the 1.2 mile section of the Carter-Moriah Trail that led from the hut to Carter Dome. Carter Dome Dayhike - 26/Jun/2003 By David Metsky. So funny to be the highest peak in the range and to be covered by trees! My brother was in town from Florida, and I decided to show him around the mountains of NH. Please submit any useful information about climbing Carter Dome that may be useful to other climbers. (40), Comments Apr 5, 2017 - Carter Dome seen from Mt Hight - Abies balsamea - Wikipedia .. This has good footing and easy grades almost all the time. Climbing List of climbs / climbing journal Other Climbers Trip Reports. And inspiring other women to climb, no matter what age! I reached the Dome (4,832 feet) this time but it didn’t prove the highlight of the hike. Elevation: 4,832 feet Carter Dome was a tough summit to Reach. Middle Carter, South Carter, Carter Dome, & Mount Hight in a day loop hike. Ready to hike the 4,000-Footers of the White Mountains? Carter Dome is the ninth tallest White Mountain 4000 footer with an elevation of 4832 feet. The Nineteen Mile Brook Trail will take you to the source of the brook passing several fun water holes on the way. ", New Hampshire, United States, North America, Routes All Rights Reserved. (1), Images (1 ), The Presi-Carter loop : New Hampshires death loop. The climbing in North Carolina is spread across the state and divided into several distinct regions. The Climb – Carter Dome. But as I got onto the Carter Dome trail, it was warming up. Carter Lakes, Carter Notch Hut, Carter Dome, Mt Hight, great views, lots of steep climbing on rough trails The only places I saw people were at the Carter Notch Hut and Carter Lakes, and on the 1.2 mile section of the Carter-Moriah Trail that led from the hut to Carter Dome. Carter Dome Trail: bypass the summit of Mt. ! We went up via the 19-Mile Brook Trail to the Carter Notch Hut which had a few inches of new snow on it but easily hikable with microspikes. It was unfinished business. - The drop down from Mount Hight is a rough and steep one, but it's only 0.4 miles in length so it goes by quickly. Climbing List of climbs / climbing journal Other Climbers Trip Reports. Hiked to the top with Chris under fair weather. Carter has spent the last few weeks salvaging equipment out of the structure. It begins in Evans Notch and passes through the Wild River Wilderness, climbing Carter Dome at the southern end of the Carter Moriah Trail. These have been cleared by trail crews, but there are still plenty of debris along the trail. Hight and hike 0.6 miles of the Carter Dome Trail until it rejoins the AT. It was 0F at the trailhead at 7:30am, 2F at the Hut, and -2F at the summit with -18F wind chills. Our guide will get you started. Carter Dome Trail is a 10.8 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Jackson, New Hampshire that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. I climbed Carter Dome (4832ft, 1473m) on 9 July 2017, with Yingjie Ma, a friend who is studying at UNH. At 12 miles you will pass Rosemont Reservoir. Aconcagua mountain page is a child of the 'Aconcagua Group' and the 'Seven Summits.' Uneventful. © 2006-2020 SummitPost.org. The very best views in the range, though, are arguably to be seen from the bare summit of Mt. Nice views. The climb up to the Carters is very reasonable, especially when compared with some of the other trails in the Whites. (27), Climber's Log Entries Steep trail but fun. From the summit, backtrack down the Carter Dome Trail until the Appalachian Trail and its white rectangular blazes bear off right. Too bad I forgot some of my rain stuff back at home. Also after clipping and getting situated, consider flipping the draw around, as Petzl doesn't recommend using the rubber end of the dogbone on the bolt side of the draw. South Carter Mountain (4,430 feet.) CRW013. Peak was easy to get to from the hut; but no views for us due to weather. Climbed with Hight via the Nineteen Mile Brook Trail from Pinkham Notch. Carter Dome, the 9th-highest peak in New England at 4832', features stunning views of the Presidentials to the west and the wilds of the Wild River basin to the east. Climbing photos at Carter Dome uploaded by users of mountain-forecast.com Stayed at the hut. In winter either route can be taken relative to current snow conditions and avalanche risk. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, and backpacking. The Climb – Carter Dome. We started this hike at the Glen Ellis Falls and took the Wildcat Ridge Trail over the Wildcats. It was a clear day and there were beautiful views of Washington, which was snow-capped. The first time I met Lee Carter was in the TR parking lot (80ish). Good swimming at the hut. Castleton Tower - July 21, 1999 with Chad Lake. (13), Additions & Corrections Dome Ridge is narrow and steep in places and can be very icy in winter conditions. After Carter Dome hit Mount Hight which has the best views in the whole Carter-Moriah Range. Michael Maloney/The Chronicle Show More Show Less 3 of 4 Climbers negotiate the steep pitch of the cable section of Half Dome in 2007, before the park instituted a permit system for climbing the dome. Great for kids. From there traversed over to South Carter and then Middle Carter. He brandished an old (even then) SMC oval which had a sprung gate and was badly elongated. Brought the boy scouts and stayed at the hut. Then back up to the Wildcat Ridge Trail for my biggest ascent of the day, the 0.7 mile/1000 ft slog up Wildcat ‘A’. Carter-Moriah-Wildcat Traverse. There are also some great day hikes around Carter Notch hut as well, Carter Dome is a great hike just over a mile from the hut and is one of the 4,000 peaks. Simon Carter Comewhatmay 2008-01-24 Awesome shots man, you have really got a passion for your photography stoehnercd 2008-02-05 Wow fantastic pics! Carter Dome is the eighth-highest of the 48 peaks It was unfinished business. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. 4,000-Footer Guide. "Some people have a large circle of friends while others have only friends that they like. came down the trail from TR. Ralph Fickle and I had just come out of the Amphitheater when Lee and his climbing partner (?) Took a friend for her first overnight in years. Here, the Black Angel Trail enters from the left. From this point follow the narrow foot track zigzagging up the side of and along Dome Ridge. AMC's planning guide will get you started hiking all 48 peaks over 4,000 feet in New Hampshire. Started from the hut and hit Carter Dome in the clouds rather quickly. 47 dF at the trailhead, Temps near freezing all along the ridge. Carter Ridge and Wildcat Loop is a 13.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Gorham, New Hampshire that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. I reached the Dome (4,832 feet) this time but it didn’t prove the highlight of the hike. This was the first of four climbing hikes I took in the White Mountains of New Hampshire last month. Haystack - Winter hike, Jan 22, 2000.; An Ice Gumby takes the Sharp End - ice climbing with Hector, Feb 5, 2000. The dome housed a putting area and an indoor driving range on two levels. The view at Carter Notch and from near the summit was one of unbridled beauty. Carter Dome. Soon, however, they split at a junction (44.2789, -71.1737), with the CMT taking a slightly longer route with a detour to the outstanding overlook atop Mount Hight. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from May until October. I climbed Carter Dome (4832ft, 1473m) on 9 July 2017, with Yingjie Ma, a friend who is studying at UNH. Carter Dome is the eighth-highest of the 48 peaks Climbing Partners. 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