Very steep, long descent from Carter Dome to hut. Carter Dome Carter Dome, or simply The Dome, is a mountain located in Coos County, New Hampshire. Trip Planning. Going up is very steep after passing the hut. Photo by, Cairn atop Carter Dome (2020-10-03). There’s a shortish section of steep scrambling. The USGS (U.S. Geological Survey) publishes a set of the most commonly used topographic maps of the U.S. called US Topo that are separated into rectangular quadrants that are printed at 22.75"x29" or larger. Carter Dome Trail Conditions . Descending is a bit overgrown and muddy but not terrible. Be ready to burn some calories on this trail. The USGS (U.S. Geological Survey) publishes a set of the most commonly used topographic maps of the U.S. called US Topo that are separated into rectangular quadrants that are printed at 22.75"x29" or larger. The streams are a challenge but were doable in early August. Hight. Photo by, What a gorgeous view! So it started with two miles of posthole-ing which made my friends not stoked. We did this loop as a two day hike, staying at Carter Notch Hut during late season when it is self service (and cheap). Please submit any useful information about climbing Carter Dome that may be useful to other climbers. Were definitely reasonably new to hiking, I did Lafayette last month and man let me say, for a much shorter mountain this was almost just as steep. Luckily this section of uncertainty isn’t too long. The section from the hut going up to the dome is scramble steep and beautiful with views of the boulder field and cliffs. Topo map USGS Stairs Mountain, Jackson, Carter Dome, Mount Washington Pinkham Notch (elevation 2032 ft. / 619 m) is a mountain pass in the White Mountains of north-central New Hampshire , … Carter Dome is flanked to the northeast by Mount Hight and to the southwest by Wildcat Mountain (across Carter Notch). Photo by, Bog Brook parking lot and trailhead for Carter Dome via Wildcat river trail to the AMC hut (2019-08-11). Carter Dome – White Mountains, NH. The green loop shows the Nineteen Mile Brook Loop which follows the AT over Carter Dome and Mt. You will start on the Imp Trail and follow along until reaching the junction with North Carter Trail. Search Results Overview Map. The red route shows the path of the Appalachian Trail through the region. User Login: ... Facebook Login. The ascent was pretty sketchy because of all the snow and we were slipping and some parts were definitely hard to get around. Lots of brook crossings, 1 of them I recommend passing through with water shoes as there’s no way over without getting boots wet. It descended from Carter Dome at a moderate grade with pretty good footing and then ascended up a ridge to an open area with great views. Carter Dome is a 11.6 mile (27,000-step) route located near Gorham, New Hampshire, USA. Definitely not ideal conditions. Deeper water and a lack of accessible trees made us look like turning back. Carter Dome is the ninth tallest White Mountain 4000 footer with an elevation of 4832 ft. It’s situated virtually due east of Mount Washington and has the excellence of being the very best mountain within the Carter Moriah Vary. Which was pretty insane-- the steep parts were done with us sliding on our butts or feet, some places with rocks and close to ledges. Number 9 on the NH 4000 Footers list. This route has an elevation gain of about 3401.4 ft and is rated as hard. It would have been fun if we weren’t already tired. This loop is especially beautiful to hike in early October when the leaves begin to change color. From Carter Dome, the route drops back into the Wild River Wilderness down the Black Angel Trail, one of the prettiest and most remote trails in the Whites. River 2 is when I truly came face to face with Lucifer. We did just the first two miles with small kids. Hikers can choose to hike to Mount Hight (Highly recommended due to the amazing 360 degree views. Carter Lakes, Carter Notch Hut, Carter Dome, Mt Hight, great views, lots of steep climbing on rough trails ... Map My List. Summit views are limited. Photo by, 10/13/14 - 19 Brook Trail on way up to Carter Dome and staying at Carter Notch Hut (2012-10-13). Photo by, Carter Dome rises steeply above Carter Notch - if you look closely you can see the AMC hut by the pond in the lower right corner of this picture (2018-02-18). Extremely buggy and the hut was closed, so make sure you have a filter to refill at streams. Carter Dome is displayed on the Carter Dome USGS quad topo map. As it warms up it will get worse for postholing on the way up so it might be better as a summer hike. Needed gloves atop Hight. " Lovely. River crossings were minimal. This has good footing and easy grades almost all the time. Anyone who is interested in visiting Carter Dome can print the free topographic map and street map using the link above. Hiked this trail 6-15-19 with a group of 10. Carter Dome Trail is covered by the Carter Dome, NH US Topo Map quadrant Pretty much no way not to do this with the current conditions. River crossings were dangerous today nov 1 2019. Definitely a difficult trail. (2012-08-19). We started this hike at the Glen Ellis Falls and took the Wildcat Ridge Trail over the Wildcats. Total Elevation Gain: ~7017 vertical gain. If you follow the paths that look the most likely to be trails you’ll be fine. Mount Washington via Tuckerman's Ravine Trail, Crawford Path, and Tuckerman Crossover Loop, Wildcat Ridge Trail to Nineteen Mile Brook Trail, Wildcat Ridge Trail to Carter Moriah Trail, Isolation via Glen Boulder and Rocky Branch, Mount Washington via Huntington Ravine and Boott Spur, Mount Isolation and Engine Hill via Dave's Path. This is a trial not for the inexperienced but is a good all day hike, depending on your pace. Carter Dome lookout towards Presidential Range (2014-07-05). We went yesterday and the snow has a crazy thick base on the way there-- around 3 feet that was packed and good getting there but as it warmed up on the way back we were falling through like crazy. 15 hours hiking total. I’ll leave off the description of the transition from river 1 —> 2 but it was the darkness. Photo by, Weather for Carter Dome at Mountain-Forecast.com, Carter Dome at Summits on the Air (Amateur Radio), Eastern USA Peaks with 2500 feet of Prominence, Northeast USA Peaks with 2000 feet of Prominence, Eastern USA Peaks with 2000 feet of Prominence, 2012-03-18 by Matt DiFrancesco (GPS Track), 2013-11-30 by Kaerstin Quinlan (GPS Track), 2017-11-04 by Dennis Van Amburgh (GPS Track), 2018-02-24 by Soren Denlinger (GPS Track), 2018-05-20 by Sylvain Louhaur (GPS Track), 2019-07-05 by Soren Denlinger (GPS Track), 2019-08-31 by Clément Guillaume (GPS Track), 2020-07-25 by charles tiedemann (GPS Track), Radius Search - Nearest Peaks to Carter Dome, 1:25,000 (or larger) Topographic Survey Map. Get worse for postholing on the Imp trail and follow along until reaching the junction with north trail! Worth it feet of elevation difference so I had to spelunk through powder to. So, in typical fashion, we were out until 10:30 one of the White Mountains, which well! 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