Ascent of Mount Carleton on 2008-08-30

Climber: Rob Broeren

Others in Party:solo
Date:Saturday, August 30, 2008
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Carleton
    Location:Canada-New Brunswick
    Elevation:2690 ft / 819 m

Ascent Trip Report

Got to the trail head at 11:00am EDT (12:00pm local time). The main road was closed as was the main trail due to construction of a fire tower at the summit. I chose to hike the ridge and summit anyway. The "Dry Brook" trail only adds an extra two miles each way. The "Dry Brook" is a beautiful trail with a vigorous creek. Very wet, mossy, with lots of slippery bridges to cross. The trail is partially maintained, but even with blue/white reflectors on the trees I got off trail twice. It was a great day hike, warm and humid so you sweat a lot. I got out by 6:00pm EDT with two hours of sunlight left. I took a quick wash down in the creek to get the salt off me. Then slept at the local campground in the back of my rented Nitto ($14 for overnight camping).
A nice place to visit, but a fully days drive, 12 hrs, from Boston as part of a work trip. I stayed over the labor day weekend to bag this one.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1200 ft / 365 m
    Total Elevation Loss:1200 ft / 365 m
    Grade/Class:Class I
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Overcast
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1200 ft / 365 m
    Loss on way in:1200 ft / 365 m
    Distance:5 mi / 8.1 km
    Route:Ruisseau Dry Brook
    Start Trailhead:Trail head  
    Time:6 Hours 
Descent Statistics

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