Ascent of Middle Carter Mountain on 2008-03-09

Climber: Diane Mancino

Date:Sunday, March 9, 2008
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Middle Carter Mountain
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:4600 ft / 1402 m

Ascent Trip Report

This was quite an adventure! The trails were well packed until Zeta Pass, and it was a good thing, because the fun started after that, with high winds, low temperatures, and hiking in the treetops. Everything was extra coated with ice from the previous day's storm. It sounded like glass in the wind, and breaking glass as we maneuvered through the deep snow trail that had us hiking in the treetops. This itinerary in the summer is a moderate hike, and a fairly easy "4000 ft hike". In winter- definitely advanced and only for strong hikers. Personally, it was more hike than I bargained for, and I'm so thankful to have such great hiking companions to keep me moving when I got too tired."
Summary Total Data
    Grade/Class:winter advanced
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Bushwhack, Stream Ford, Snow on Ground, Snow Climb
    Gear Used:
Crampons, Ski Poles, Snowshoes
    Weather:Snowing, Frigid, Extremely Windy, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Trailhead:19 mile trail  
Descent Statistics
    Route:imp trail
    Trailhead:doge camp road walk to 19 mile  

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