Winter overnight at the Carter Notch Hut (Advanced)

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Date(s) - Sat, Jan 06, 2018
7:30 am

19-Mile Brook Trailhead
NH Rte 16
North of Pinkham Notch

United States

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A winter overnight at the Carter Notch Hut + Wildcats + Carters Winter NH 4K x 5

Please sign up for the hikes separately from the overnight.  

Overnight Group Size Limit is 7 total.  

The hut costs $45.00 + tax for AMC members.  A paid reservation will be required to move off the waitlist for the overnight. 

The AMC group reservation number is 385560, Meetup NE Over 40 Hiking 

I will post the hikes separately

RSVP information:  

I sincerely want everyone to have a fantastic and safe time while out hiking and need to:  

1.  Have your contact information

2.  Have your emergency contact information

3.  Ensure that your abilities are well matched to the hike.  

Everyone who RSVPs will be wait listed first.  I will change the RSVP to going only if the RSVP questions are completely answered and I think the hike is a good match with your abilities.  Please read the hike description completely and answer the RSVP question in less than 250 characters using a PC.  Over 250 Characters will result in the Meetup app not saving any of the RSVP and it will seem to the organizer as though the question was not answered.  Be concise, use shorthand or direct message me.  

It is COMMON to have problems using the meetup RSVP.  It doesn’t work on your phone.

Please be responsive to emails and outing related comments

Our hike:

Climb the 19 Mile Brook Trail.  Overnight folks drop gear at the Carter Hut.  We climb from the notch over the Wildcat Ridge trail summiting Wildcats A-D, then retrace our way back to the hut.  At the hut, we will warm up and prepare a group meal, relax afterwards and hit the bunks.  In the morning, we will prepare another group meal, pack up, and head out over the Carter-Moriah trail to tag Carter Dome, South Carte, Mount Hight, Middle Carter, North Carter.  We will descend via the North Carter and Imp trails, make a left at the shortcut to Camp Dodge and return along NH 16 to our cars about 3/4 miles away.   

Other stuff:  

I reserved 7 total bunks at the Carter Notch Hut for Sat, Jan 6 2018.  Call them at 603-466-8059 and pay for the reservation before December 6.  After December 6, the spots will be released for others to reserve.   Tell them that the reservation is for the New England Over 40 meetup with Al.   ***You will need to pay for your reservation to move off the wait list***

We will need to coordinate our group meal menu.  Because we will hike the Carter Moriah trail with overnight backpacks, I would strongly suggest that we carefully plan the food to minimize weight while climbing out via Carter Dome on day 2.  

You will need the standard winter day hike items including snowshoes, microspikes, crampons, balaclava, goggles extra layers, etc.  You will need a sleeping bag appropriate for sleeping in the UNHEATED bunk room.  Expect the inside of the bunk room to be about the same temperature as outside, but without wind.  


CalTopo Map Carter Notch Hut via 19 Mile Brook with statistics

Winter day hike gear list pdf from AMC

Google Maps Link to the 19 Mile Brook trailhead


I93N  Exit 35 to US Rt 3.  Follow US 3 through Carrol and continuing past the junction with US 302.  From US 3, make a right onto NH 115 and follow it to US 2.  At the junction make a right onto US 2 and follow it to the Gorham.  In Gorham, look for NH 16, and make a right following it south a few miles until the trailhead on your left.  The trailhead is close to the Great Gulf Wilderness and Camp Dodge, it is north of Glen House

Carpool:  Coordinate by comment/direct message.  The typical carpool location is off I-93 exit 14 in the parking lot between LL Bean and Hannaford’s in Concord.  Go to the fence near the freeway

USFS White Mountains Fee Area at both trailheads $5.00 day use

Weather forced hike changes:  

Due to typical NE rapid and substantial changes in the weather forecast, I will wait until the night before the hike for the final weather based go or don’t decision.  If you have lodging reservations, please make a contingency plan in case the weather turns for the worse.

Equipment requirements:

Winter.  Snowshoes, crampons, Microspikes/Hillsound/Kahtoola, Insulating layers, fleece, soft shell, hardshell outer layers, hat, gloves, + spare hat and gloves, balaclava, goggles, mittens, headlight + spare, emergency bivy/shelter, thermal pad, enough food to keep you going.  Be prepared to sit out an emergency situation for overnight. 

Extra clothes, sleeping bag and food


This is a long hike and the day will be short.  Bring a working headlamp and a backup headlamp with spare batteries

RSVP Question:  

• Your name and telephone number

• Your emergency contact name and telephone number

• What kind of winter hiking experience do you have?

• Will you bring what you need to sleep overnight in sub freezing temperatures?

If you have trouble with the Meetup RSVP, please direct message me

Your assistant organizer…..  Al.

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 described at <a>;</a> the leader(s) of this activity are volunteers; and you release, hold harmless, and indemnify the leader(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.

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