Hiking Extravaganza @ AMC Carter Notch Hut

Trip dates:
Saturday, February 18, 2017 12:00 AM to Monday, February 20, 2017 12:00 AM

Join us for three days and two nights to explore the Easternmost high hut of the White Mountains and the AMC's best-kept secret - Carter Notch Hut (3288') in its unimaginably beautiful winter setting! Enjoy a snowy weekend of hiking, focusing on scenery, good company and great food. We will hike from 19-Mile Brook TH (1487') for 3.8 miles (1991' elev. gain) to the unheated rustic Carter Notch Hut. On Sunday we will hike 1.3 miles to the summit of Carter Dome (4832'), continue on Carter-Moriah trail for 0.8 miles to Mt. Hight (4,675') and then back to the hut (RT 4.2 miles, 2,007' elev. gain). On Monday we will hike about 3.0 miles from the hut up and over the hogbacks from Wildcats A (4422'), B (4305'), C (4285'), D (4062') and then hike down about 2.7 miles on Wildcat Polecat ski trail to Wildcat Ski Parking Lot C (2112'). The Hut sleeps 40 in 2 unheated bunkhouses. The cooking and dining areas are heated after 4 pm in winter, but the remote bunkhouses are not. A winter sleeping bag, 0°F to -20°F, is required. All participants will be responsible for providing their own lunches (Sat, Sun & Mon) and snacks (Sat, Sun & Mon).

This trip is suitable for graduates of the Boston HB Winter Hiking Program or those with similar experience. Moderate fitness and full winter gear required. Limit to 10 people.

Payment is due upon application (use "REGISTER NOW" above) along with a signed copy of the Trip Waiver Form.

Trip Waiver Form can be found here:


MEETING TIME AND DIRECTIONS TO TRAILHEAD Meet at 9:00AM sharp at the Nineteen Mile Brook Trailhead, which is on the right side of Route 16 just past Pinkham Notch Visitor Center and the Wildcat Ski Parking Lot. Be prompt and on time so that we can spot ca

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New Hampshire, White Mountains
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Joan W Chambers

Greetings: After becoming a 4-season leader and voted Winter Hiking Leader of the Year in 2009 by the Boston Chapter Hiking/Backpacking Committee, my husband (also an AMC leader) and I have continued to lead trips for AMC Boston Chapter throughout New England area and also for AMC Adventure Travel to domestic National Parks, Switzerland, Italy, France, New Zealand, Argentina, Chile, and Peru. Looking forward to seeing you on the trails!

Cliff Chambers

Cliff leads three season hikes for the Hiking/Backpacking Committee of the AMC Boston Chapter. Cliff has co-led multiple winter trips to each of the self-service huts for the HB Committee as well. Cliff has also extended his experience to hiking/trekking-oriented Adventure Travel trips to such destinations as the Grand Tetons, Glacier National Park, New Zealand, and Patagonia and has traveled to Norway, Poland, and Tasmania in Australia. Cliff has Advanced WFA and CPR certification.

Yvette Marts

A 4-season Boston AMC Co-leader. I have hiked most of the 48 New Hampshire 4000 footers, working on completing the list in winter. I have hiked and backpacked in the Whites, Maine, Colorado, and the Smoky Mountains. During the work day I am stuck behind a desk, but you can find me doing outdoor activities before sunrise during the week and on the weekends. Completed the Boston AMC Winter Hiking Program. I am Wilderness First Aid and CRP certified.

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AMC Carter Notch Hut
AMC Carter Notch Hut winter hiking snowshoing
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AMC Destination: 
Carter Notch Hut
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Adults (18+)


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Fee includes: 
Covers 2 nights of lodging, 2 dinners, 2 breakfasts, and Polecat hiking permit.
Creation date: 
2017-01-02 05:04:51.0
Last updated: 
2017-02-06 10:49:27.027