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Ascent of North Carter Mountain on 2008-03-09

Climber: Andrew Bigelow

Date:Sunday, March 9, 2008
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:North Carter Mountain
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:4520 ft / 1377 m

Ascent Trip Report

Hiked with the New England group. Led by Diane. Carpooled up with Andy it was a great idea to share the long ride. We met Zach on the way up as he was descending from Carter Dome .. he must have gotten quite the early start!

There was quite a bit of snow and the day before's ice storm coated everything with very thick ice. Evergreen branches became cement overhangs so care was needed. The high snowpack and low branches left a small tunnel to go through and at times this was on hand and knee. It was cold and windy, but extremely beautiful! This was my probably my favorite winter hike last year! The ice really made thinks surreal. Most views were clouded in.

Just Dave and I got to grab the gem of the North Peak! It looked like nobody else had been here in weeks. Following the trail was tough and a few spots were very deep with low branches overhead making progress slow. View near summit was awesome!! See the photos. We finished after dark and got home I believe around 11 pm, work the next morning was interesting - and in contrast so boring!

Photos
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:200 ft / 61 m
    Distance:4.9 mi / 7.9 km
    Route Conditions:
Snow Climb
    Gear Used:
Snowshoes
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:200 ft / 61 m
    Distance:0.9 mi / 1.5 km
    Trailhead:4320 ft / 1316 m
Descent Statistics
    Distance:4 mi / 6.4 km
Ascent Part of Trip: farters

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDate
 South Carter Mountain2008-03-09 A
 Middle Carter Mountain2008-03-09 B
 North Carter Mountain2008-03-09 C



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