Ascent of North Carter Mountain on 2008-06-11

Climber: Greg Saltsman

Others in Party:solo hike
Date:Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:North Carter Mountain
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:4520 ft / 1377 m

Ascent Trip Report

Had a pretty cool experience on this hike. I had stopped to take a break at the Carter-Moriah and North Carter trails intersection when I had a hare run by me heading south on the C-M trail, hell-bent on being somewhere else. About 5 seconds later, some small member of the weasel family followed in hot pursuit. The hare didnt give me a second look, but I startled the weasel and he detoured down the North Carter Trail and disappeared. As I was standing there in total astonishment, he came back out to look me over, like maybe I would be a good replacement for a rabbit dinner. We stood face to face for what seemed like about 15 seconds and then he took off again. He was about half the size of the hare, and about the size of a ferret. What a way to get this trip off to a start.
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Distance:4.7 mi / 7.6 km
    Route:Imp(south leg)-N.Carter-Carter-Moriah Trails
    Start Trailhead:Imp trailhead on Rt.16  
Descent Statistics
    End Trailhead:North Carter summit  
Ascent Part of Trip: Carter Range traverse 1 (0 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
1North Carter Mountain2008-06-11 
2Mount Moriah2008-06-11 

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