Cater Dome and Carter Notch from Wildcat "A" Peak
Carter Dome is the southern most mountain in the Carter Range sitting high above Carter Notch and across from Wildcat 'A' Peak. The summit has obscure views at best, there used to be an old fire tower that was taken down several years ago taking away the magnificent views. To reach the summit from the west via Pinkham Notch (Route 16) is by the Nineteenth-Mile Brook Trail and then a steep climb up the Carter-Moriah Trail or hiking the Nineteenth-Mile Brook Trail and Carter Dome Trail. From the East (Wild River Wilderness) the Black Angel Trail and the Rainbow Trail are remote, beautiful, and provide easy grades although longer mileage wise.
Trails I've Hiked
-Nineteeth-Mile Brook Trail and Carter-Moriah Trail: 5.0 miles 3,500 feet elevation gain. The Nineteenth-Mile Brook Trail has easy to moderate grades and good footing most of the way and is a very popular trail as it ends at the Carter Notch Hut. The Carter-Moriah Trail asecends north 1.2 miles and 1,550 feet from the Nineteenth-Mile Brook Trail, the trail is very steep at first then ascends moderately and has rough and rugged footing but there are great views down into Carter Notch and across to Wildcat 'A' Peak from outlooks.
-Carter Dome Trail: 5.0 miles, 3,400 feet elevation gain (via Nineteenth-Mile Brook Trail). The Carter Dome trail has easy to moderate grades with good footing, there are a series of several short switchbacks!
August 13th, 2016: MMD 50K 2016
April 17th, 2016: Up NH 16, Camp Dodge Cutoff, Imp Trail, North Carter Trail, across Carter-Moriah Trail and Wildcat Ridge Trail, down Polecat Ski Trail
January 31st, 2016: Up Nineteen-Mile Brook Trail, Carter Dome Trail, across Carter-Moriah Trail, down North Carter Trail, Imp Trail, and Camp Dodge Cutoff
March 28th, 2015: Up Nineteen-Mile Brook Trail, across Carter-Moriah Trail, down North Carter, Imp, and Camp Dodge Cutoff
January 17th, 2015: Up Nineteen-Mile Brook Trail, across and down Carter-Moriah Trail, up and across Wildcat Ridge Trail, down polecat ski trail, road walk on Route 16
December 22nd, 2014: Up Polecat Ski Trail, across and down Wildcat Ridge Trail, up and across Carter-Moriah Trail, down Imp Trail, Camp Dodge Cutoff, and Route 16
October 12th, 2014: Up Mount Meader Trail, down Basin Rim Trail, up Black Angel and Carter-Moriah Trail, Down Rainbow and Wild River Trail, up Eagle Link Trail, across Meader Ridge Trail and down Moutn Meader Trail
June 22nd, 2013: Wildcat/Carter Traverse
May 5th, 2012: Wildcat/Carter Traverse
July 30th, 2011: MMD - More and More Difficult: "Pinkham Notch Loop" Dolly Copp Road, Route 16, Up North Branch of Imp Trail, across Carter-Moriah and Wildcat Ridge, down Polecat Ski Trail, up-over-down Lila's Ledge to Old Jackson Road, Up Tuckerman Ravine and Lion Head to Washington, across Clay, Jefferson, Adams, and Madison via Gulfside, Clay Loop, Jefferson Loop, Isreal Ridge/Lowe's Path, and Osgood Trail, down Daniel Webster-Scout Trail, road walk back to Barnes Field
May 29th, 2011: Moriah/Carter/Wildcat Traverse
September 5th, 2010: Wildcat/Carter Traverse
February 13th, 2010: Up Nineteen-Mile Brook, Carter Dome Trail, Carter-Moriah Trail (South & Middle Carter), on to Carter Dome, down to Carter Notch, up and across Wildcat Ridge Trail, down Polecat Ski Trail
November 22nd, 2009: Up Nineteen-Mile Brook, Carter Dome Trail, Carter-Moriah Trail, up and across Wildcat Ridge Trail, down Polecat Ski Trail
August 16th, 2008: Lost Pond Trail, up-across-down Wildcat Ridge Trail, Up Carter-Moriah Trail, down Carter Dome and Nineteen-Mile Brook Trail