Carter Dome 3 Day Solo (planning)

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Backpacking Wild River Wilderness in , , 44.268467,-71.020100. Tempurature (min/avg/max): // Distance: 27.1mi round trip loop


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Recent trail condition report

Trailhead: N 44° 16.108' W 71° 1.206'

Day 1 (10.7mi) Starting west bound on Basin Trail to the Basin Ridge Trail, then south along the ridge to to Meader Ridge Trail, then west of the eagle link trail at the eagle crag. Wild River trail, first night at Perkins Notch.

                    1.3 Basin Trail
+                     1 Basin Trail
+                   1.4 Basin Ridge
+                     2 Meader Ridge Tr.
+                   2.7 Eagle Link
+                   1.5 Wild River Tr
+                  0.75 Perkins Notch
=                 10.65 Total

Day 2 (10.4mi) Head up to Carter Dome via Rainbow and either Carter Moriah or Carter Dome trail. I'm not sure what it is called along this section. From there catch the view on Mt Hight, 4mi. Lunch break might be good here. Head back down and onto the Black Angel trail. There will be a lot of blowdowns for the first 1/2 according to a trail report from June 2. Find camping towards bottom of Black Angel trail, or continue to the Spruce Brook Tentsite.

                0.75 Perkins Notch
+                1.5 Rainbow Tr.
+                  1 Rainbow Tr.
+                0.4 Carter Moriah Tr./Carter Dome Tr.
+                0.4 Mt Hight up
+                0.4 Mt Hight down
+                4.9 Black Angel Tr.
+                  1 Wild River to Spruce Brook Tentsite
=              10.35 Total

Day 3 (6.1mi) Head back up to the Black Angel trail then east. Along the way visit the Blue Brook Tentsite to check it out for future trips. Continue up to the intersection of Black Angel, Basic Rim and Basin trails. Car is at the end of the Basin trail to the south east.

                   1 Wild River 
+                2.3 Black Angel Tr
+                0.5 Black Angel Tr
+                  1 Basin Tr
+                1.3 Car
=                6.1 Total