Trip report

Carter Dome [4832’] and Mt. Hight [4675’] Hike

4000 Footer DATE: 09/17/2022 - 09/17/2022

Trip/Event Location: Gorham, NH
US

Trip Leader(s): Gandalf , JDNnh

Max # People: 12

Trip Guiding / Event Fee: No, I will not be asking participants for money

Difficulty Level: Strenuous

Join us for an amazing and challenging 10.2 mile loop hike to one of the most spectacular views in NH! Elevation gain will be 3,600 feet. The giant of the Carters is upstaged by its spur, Mt. Hight,

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Driving directions to the location and spot to meet at:

Trailhead and parking area is on the east side of NH 16, 1 mile north of the Mt. Washington Auto Road. We’ll be driving a blue Toyota Tacoma truck.   


Trip Report/Photos
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Great hike on a beautiful September day. Lots of folks having a fine time hiking. Very spotty and sparse yellows and reds but it looks like another week or two for some real color.

The hike up to Mt Hight is SO WORTH IT! By far the best views in the Carter range.

Our first stage was using the Nineteen Mile Brook Trail to Carter Notch Hut passing several small cascades. There were some BIG mushroom on the trail. Views of Upper Carter Lake with view up the cliffs of Wildcat Mountain were spectacular! We took a break in Carter Notch Hut enjoying homemade vegan chocolate cake and chili. Yum!

Our next stage was the very steep climb up exposed pitches and we took a side path to the ledge with stunning vistas near Pulpit Rock of the Northern Presidentials, Carter Notch/Hut with Wildcat Mountain looming beyond, and down the Wildcat River valley!  We continued our climb reaching the summit of Carter Dome and enjoying a fine view from a nearby clearing of the Northern Presidentials and many distant ranges. We then continued to Mt. Hight with a panoramic view including the Presidentials, Carter Range and Wild River valley to Baldface Range.

We left the summit for a very steep and rough descent to Zeta Pass, then following Carter Dome Trail

Awesome hike! It was a gorgeous day with panoramic views. Another friendly group of guys. Thanks for the awesome day fellas!!! 

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Members That Participated

Gandalf

Outdoor Fitness Level: Very Strenuous


Thornton, NH


United States

Attended
JDNnh

Outdoor Fitness Level: Very Strenuous


Manchester, NH


United States

Attended
baezfred

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate to Strenuous


Scarborough, ME


United States

Attended
MO

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate to Strenuous


Lancaster, NH


United States

Attended
dpbyrnes

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate to Strenuous


Ipswich, MA


United States

Attended
mecyclingrunner

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate to Strenuous


LEWISTON, ME


United States

Attended
Ricardo

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate to Strenuous


Boston, MA


United States

Attended
nhclimber03264

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate to Strenuous


Plymouth, NH


United States

Attended
Bobcat

Outdoor Fitness Level: Strenuous


Upton, MA


United States

Attended
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