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NH48-WINTER-Carter Dome/Mt Hight(Intermediate/A­dvanced)-RESCHEDULED­

  • Feb 16, 2013 · 8:00 AM

Organizer: John (LAG) Lagasse (978)[masked]

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INSTRUCTIONS ON RSVPs:

  • Read the entire description before you RSVP.
  • If you RSVP "YES" the next page displayed is the questions.
  • Answer all questions that are part of the RSVP.
  • Failure to answer them will result in your removal from this event.
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Your safety, and the safety of the group, is the most important thing. If you underestimate the demands of this event; overestimate your experience, knowledge, skills or abilities; or come unprepared you put yourself and others at risk – consider this before you decide to participate.

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What we're doing

We will be climbing Carter Dome (4832 Ft) then onto Mt Hight (4675 Ft)

We start as a group, hike as a group, and finish as a group. Our pace will be that of the slowest hiker. This trip isn't for you if you are faster than the group and don't want to stay with us, if you want to head off on your own, or if you are slower than the group and expect us to constantly wait for you.

Guests are not permitted - all participants must be members of the Random Group of Hikers.

Dogs are not permitted


Trip Summary

On this moderate pace (~1.5 MPH) out and back trip we will hike about 10.22 miles and climb about 3,722 feet. It should take an average hiker about 6 hours 58 minutes to complete this trip (this doesn't include time for rest/food breaks). I'm planning on 8 hours 45 minutes.

This event is considered to be INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED because of the pace, distance, and elevation gain. We could alter our plans because of fatigue, weather, and/or other conditions and there is no guarantee that we will complete the entire event as described here (i.e. we might not reach the summit).

I did my research using the Appalachian Mountain Club's "White Mountain Guide", a trail map, and the Internet. You need to become self-reliant by becoming familiar with the route, terrain, and potential hazards since you are ultimately responsible for your own safety.

Weather

Mountain weather is subject to rapid changes and extreme conditions. Dangerous weather conditions will cancel - I will post an update and/or send an email to all confirmed participants a day or two ahead of time. We will assess travel and weather conditions during the hike and make changes to our planned trip as necessary.

Clothing, Gear, Equipment, and Supplies

Hiking safely is about being prepared so that you can respond to an emergency situation or spend a night in the woods if you have to. Failure to bring the basics puts you and the rest of the group at risk. If you don't know what to wear and/or bring with you or have any questions either refer to the list below or contact me.

  • Click for a list of items needed for a day hike (Appalachian Mountain Club)
  • Snowshoes and microspikes are required.
  • Crampons or Mountaineering snowshoes may be needed to get to the top of Mt Hight.

Do not rely on others to have extra items to share with you at the meeting spot or on the trail. You should know how to use all of your equipment - test and adjust it prior to this trip.

If you don't have what you need you will not be allowed to participate - even if you carpooled with someone!

DIRECTIONS

We will be meeting at Nineteen Mile Brook Trailhead on the east side of Route 16 north of the Pinkham Notch Visitors Center. According to Google Maps this spot is about 158 miles from Boston and it should take about 3 hours 14 minutes to drive there.

While carpooling is encouraged you are responsible for coordinating your own rides. Use the comments section below to communicate with others who may also be looking to share a ride. If you do share a ride be sure to share the expenses - suggested donations per person are $20 from Boston MA, $15 from Salem/Nashua NH, and $10 from Concord NH.

Random Group of Hikers Disclaimer

As a condition of your voluntary participation in this activity you acknowledge and agree to the following: this activity involves inherent risks that can cause property damage, injury, illness, disability, and/or death to participants and/or others; you assume all risk associated with this activity; you are responsible for having the necessary knowledge, skills, abilities, clothing, and equipment to safely participate in this activity; you know and will follow the Hiker Responsibility Code; the organizer(s) of this activity are volunteers; and you release, hold harmless, and indemnify the organizer(s) and all members of this group from any and all claims for property damage, injury, illness, disability, and/or death - including those caused by negligence and/or other reasons.

TRAIL ROUTE:

Starting at Nineteen-Mile Brook Trailhead
hike 1.90 mi/1 hr 23 min/+843 ft on theNineteen-Mile Brook Trail to the junction of Carter Dome Trail hike 1.90 mi/1 hr 47 min/+1582 ft on theCarter Dome Trail to Zeta Pass hike 0.20 mi/11 min/+147 ft on the Carter-Moriah Trail to the junction of Carter Dome Trail hike 0.60 mi/34 min/+523 ft on the Carter Dome Trail to the junction of Carter-Moriah Trail hike 0.02 mi/1 min/+28 ft on the Carter Dome Trail to the junction of Black Angel Trail andCarter-Moriah Trail hike 0.39 mi/18 min/+222 ft on the Carter Dome Trail to Carter Dome hike 0.39 mi/12 min/-222 ft on the Carter-Moriah Trail to the junction of Black Angel Trail and Carter Dome Trail hike 0.02 mi/1 min/-28 ft on the Carter-Moriah Trail to the junction of Carter Dome Trail hike 0.40 mi/16 min/+93 ft on the Carter-Moriah Trail to Mt Hight hike 0.40 mi/12 min/-616 ft on the Carter-Moriah Trail to the junction of Carter Dome Trail hike 0.20 mi/6 min/-147 ft on the Carter-Moriah Trail to Zeta Pass hike 1.90 mi/59 min/-1582 ft on the Carter Dome Trail to the junction of Nineteen-Mile Brook Trail

hike 1.90 mi/58 min/-843 ft on the Nineteen-Mile Brook Trail to Nineteen-Mile Brook Trailhead Totals Distance 10.22 mi Time 6 hr 58 min Elev Gain +3722 ft Elev Loss -3722 ft

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  • Jocelyn

    A great day on the mountain! Although the clouds blocked the views, the trail was beautiful on it's own. It was fun seeing folks I've hiked with before as well as making some new hiking buddies. Put this one in the books as another fantastic day with great peeps!

    February 17, 2013

  • Sarah L

    Awesome day for a winter hike with a great group. Thanks John for organizing this hike and picking a perfect day. See everyone on the next hike.

    February 17, 2013

  • Jim M.

    had a blast!

    February 17, 2013

  • Amal

    Lots of snow and warm(er) temps made for a really nice day in the Mountains (despite the fact that the clouds were blocking our view). The many "whirlpools" made up for the the cloudy skies and everyone seemed to have a good time. Thanks John for organizing the hike! Hope to see everyone again.

    February 17, 2013

  • John (LAG) L.

    Awesome day in the teens with no wind!!! Thanks everyone for making it a fun, invigorating, and stress free day! Great seeing people I've hike with and meeting new Randomites. We didn't summit Mt Hight as the trail was not broken out and there would have been no views. Snow coverage is great, we had to work getting around Hight to pack down the trail but it was well worth it.

    February 16, 2013

  • Jessica

    Oh I'm so mad right now but woke mid night not feeling well

    February 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    i am so sorry to give up so late but i was still hoping to find a way to drive there but no so sadly i cannot join you

    February 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hight's loop section of the C-M Tr wasn't broken out yesterday, but we tracked CD Tr, and the leading up part of CD Tr. Up and over the Dome from either way is now broken out (two sets of tracks, but it helps).

    2 · February 15, 2013

  • Matt

    I'm very bumed but something has come up and I will not be able to join. Have a great time!

    February 15, 2013

  • John (LAG) L.

    Latest weather prediction for tomorrow for the summit: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 11. Wind chill values as low as -14. Breezy, with a west wind 17 to 25 mph. Please bring goggles and a balaclava as we may need them.

    February 15, 2013

    • Jessica

      Super excited!!!! No matter how cold!

      February 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm still looking for a ride too. Is anyone leaving from Cambridge/Somerville area?

    February 15, 2013

  • Gordon

    Sorry .. Change of plans .. Can't make TH in time

    February 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is anybody else leaving from Boston? it will be very nice if somebody could give me a ride.

    February 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Dana, are you still planing to take your car? If you don't mind driving i can pay for the gas :) I leave in Boston but i can take a cab to meet you in Somerville.

    February 12, 2013

    • Dana

      Hi Cecile. I am figuring out my work schedule today (hopefully). Will be in touch with ride info soon...

      February 12, 2013

    • Dana

      Sorry, I'm not able to attend now. :(

      February 14, 2013

  • Dana

    I'm am SO sorry for RSVPing this late. I tried and tried to get off of work, and they just gave me the bad news. Have a great trip and see you out there again!

    February 14, 2013

  • Jocelyn

    Anyone want to carpool? I'm coming up from Billerica, MA and can meet off of Hwy 3, I-93, or along the Hwy 16 rte (I live right of of I-495)

    February 11, 2013

    • Sarah L

      Hi Jocelyn, Amal and I are meeting at the I-93, exit 42 park n ride. It's one exit south of I-495. You're welcome to join our carpool. We'll probably be meeting around 5am. I still have to look at the map and see how long it'll take.

      February 12, 2013

    • Jocelyn

      Hi Sarah! I'll definitely joing you and Amal. Let me know what time for sure and I'll be there!

      February 12, 2013

  • Anne

    Need to miss this due to knee injury - was so looking forward to it:( Have fun!!

    February 12, 2013

  • Jessica

    I'm coming from lebanon nh area not sure that helps anyone but willing to car pool If that helps anyone!

    February 12, 2013

  • Ragan M.

    Regrets. Next time, soon!

    February 11, 2013

  • Jim M.

    I'm driving up mid-afternoon on Friday and staying somewhere cheap. Coming from Southborough, MA, just west of Framingham if anyone needs a ride and wants to leave then.

    February 11, 2013

  • Cory

    Have to work :( Have a great hike!

    February 7, 2013

  • Desiree

    Can't make it on the 16th, bummer! But it's probably a good idea to cancel this weekend. Stay safe & warm everyone!

    February 7, 2013

  • John (LAG) L.

    I'm rescheduling for next weekend. Stay safe!

    1 · February 7, 2013

    • Ragan M.

      Seems the prudent thing to do. I'll miss hiking with you all, next weekend, as the opposite weekend is for my boys.

      February 7, 2013

    • Jessica

      Sounds great see u all next weekend! Maybe we will have some nice new snow to hike on!

      February 7, 2013

  • Carrie

    Sorry, John. I'll be away that weekend. Hopefully hike with you sometime this winter!

    February 7, 2013

  • John (LAG) L.

    Hi All, I'm tracking the weather now and will know better tomorrow. Right now they are stating 12" with a possible 24" depending on the track from Friday afternoon through Saturday. I'll keep everyone posted. Hiking is not as much an issue as the driving will be.

    February 6, 2013

    • Joe C.

      If I do this I'll be heading up to Laconia on Friday. Even using Laconia as a launching point, I know it's going to take A LOT longer to get to the trailhead. I'd definitely bail on this one were I coming from Boston. Knowing what the roads are going to be like up there, my current leaning is to bail due to road conditions. I'd also love to see the date moved to next week. Good to see a nice storm coming through though, we really need it. The trails were completely baron last week at lower altitudes on the Twins->Galehead->G­arfield hike.

      February 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Kate, Ragan, and other people from the Boston area, should we take a zip car? does anybody have a driving license?

    February 5, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I have a license, but no zip car account.

      February 6, 2013

  • John (LAG) L.

    FYI: If I do cancel this Saturday I'm rescheduling for next Saturday. I make the call tomorrow around 5pm when they have a better handle on it.

    February 6, 2013

  • Dana

    Looks like getting out of Boston in the early AM will be the issue with the weather. I'm leaving from Somerville, and could potentially drive if the snow isn't too deep - I have a small, old car...

    February 6, 2013

    • Jessica

      I'm coming from mid western nh lebanon area so it will be a choice when to leave...

      February 6, 2013

  • Jessica

    Has anyone put Any thought into weather that is on it's way?

    February 6, 2013

  • John (LAG) L.

    Cory, Monica stayed in a Hostel in Conway, www.conwayhostel.com I believe. Cheaper than a hotel if no one else pitches in.

    February 5, 2013

  • Cory

    I plan on driving up on Friday afternoon and will stay in a motel somewhere. I have room for others if that works out. Wouldn't mind sharing a room to cut costs. I live in Newton. Easier to call my cell at[masked]-6260. Happy trails!
    Cory

    February 5, 2013

  • John (LAG) L.

    I'm driving up Rte 16 and don't see anyone on the list near me. Those who can please carpool and cut down on greenhouse gases.

    February 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Me too, lookin' for a ride in the Cambridge/Somerville/Arlington area...

    February 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'll also need to catch a ride! I'm coming from JP.

    February 1, 2013

  • Robert B.

    I.m still on the waitlist but if a spot opens 4 me im leaving from lexington/waltham border.

    February 1, 2013

  • Ragan M.

    I'm looking for a ride from Cambridge. Anyone close by?

    February 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I would love to come if somebody can give me a ride from Boston

    January 15, 2013

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