Ascent of Middle Carter Mountain on 2013-12-28

Climber: Kaerstin Quinlan

Others in Party:Dan Quinlan <3343>
Mom - Partial
Date:Saturday, December 28, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Middle Carter Mountain
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:4600 ft / 1402 m

Ascent Trip Report

Middle Carter
We are back to finish the Carter’s. Mom, Dad and I planned on doing these over the Thanksgiving break –but the wind was very strong it is was way colder than we had expected.
So today we head up the Imp trail once again with the temperature around 20 degrees, but basically no wind. There is a bit more snow so we are using our snow shoes.
Reached the junction of the North Carter Trail, going is a bit slower as we are using snowshoes and carrying more than usual. Other hikers are using just micro spikes, but even if the shoes are heavier they don’t slip and much.
Reached the Carter Moriah Trail and took a right toward Middle Carter. Others who had passed us on our way up must have gone left as we were now breaking trail in 2 or 3 inches of new snow. We are glad we have our snowshoes as there is quite a bit of snow up here.
Reached the summit of Middle Carter. The summit is pretty well fogged in, temperature is 25 degrees and basically no wind. We took a few minutes to enjoy our accomplishment and have a snack and then headed back toward mom.
We were back on the Imp Trail and it looks like everyone before us have bare booted it out. It’s a bit slippery so we just keep our snowshoes on.
We were back at the car. It was a pretty nice hike – much better than when we tried to do it back on Thanksgiving! Using snowshoes today was OK, gave us lots of traction, but at the lower elevations there wasn’t really enough snow to cover the rocks so at times it was tough to use them.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:3800 ft / 1159 m
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
    Weather:Cool, Breezy, Low Clouds
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:3800 ft / 1159 m
    Distance:9.4 mi / 15.1 km
    Route:Imp Trail, North Carter, Carter-Moriah
    Trailhead:Route 16 / Imp Trail  800 ft / 243 m
    Time Up:6 Hours 45 Minutes
Descent Statistics
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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