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Carter Dome - Solo Hike

Shaka from the summit!

Carter Dome Elevation: 4,832ft Mt. Hight - Elevation: 4,675ft Duration: 7 hours (includes stops along the trail and at both summits) Trails: Nineteen Mile Brook, Carter Dome, Zeta Pass, Carter-Moriah Trail/Appalachian Trail Elevation Gain:  3,350 ft Distance: 10.2 miles roundtrip My 4000+ Peak #33 Listed 4000+: #9 Difficulty: Easy to Moderately Strenuous
What a beautiful day to bag #33! I got to the parking lot at the Nineteen Mile Brook trailhead and it was just about filled. I had been along this trail when I hiked into the Carter Notch hut back in 2013. There was snow and the trail was easy to hike. Today it was a bit cool as I started off from the parking lot. But as I got onto the Carter Dome trail, it was warming up. At the Zeta pass it started cooling off all the way to the Carter Dome summit. 
I had originally planned to hike up to Mt. Hight first. But when talking to two couples with their 4 kids on their way down from the Carter Notch hut, they told me that they h…