With less than four months to go before Nepal, our training switches to high gear this weekend, with an epic day hike of the Carter Range. The series of 4,000 footers in the far north-eastern side of the Whites can sometimes be overlooked because of its proximity to the northern Presidentials. That’s a shame because the Carter Range offers the hiker a excellent, tough, day hike with some of the best views of Mt. Washington in the state.
We’re returning to this place after bad weather and ice pushed us off a winter attempt of Carter Dome last March. That’s Carter Dome from near the Carter Hut in the above pic. You can see pictures of that journey here: http://danandmeenakshi.phanfare.com/4607604#imageID=95651436
This time, the adventure will be a 13 mile ridge hike that will cover 5 peaks. Three of them, Carter Dome, South Carter and Middle Carter, remain on Meena’s 4,000-footer list. Weather looks fantastic for Saturday and with luck we’ll be joined by a couple stalwart friends and make a team effort of it.
Then, on Sunday, depending on how beat up we are after Saturday, we’ll attempt to knock off one more on M’s list – perhaps Liberty or Cabot.
This weekend will also offer us a heavy practice run for the following weekend’s Presidential Traverse! Cheers!
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