View Full Version : Questions abour Carter Notch in winter???

10-17-2010, 11:00 AM
Going up there Thanksgiving Day. The three of us have a few questions we hope someone could answer.

1) Best trail?? Not many to pick from. We'll probably go out of Pinkham.

2) Is there a Caretaker?

3) Do they start a fire just in the main hut, but not the bunkhouses??

Any info on cold weather Carter would be great.


KD Talbot
10-17-2010, 11:08 AM
1.) Unless you want to carry your gear over the Wildcats the best way in is 19 Mile Brook Trail.

2.) Yes.

3.) Fire in main hut only.

4.) Better have a sleeping bag rated for 0 degrees or colder in November, though you could hit nice weather it is not likely.


10-17-2010, 11:28 AM

We're kinda hoping to have the place to ourselves.

10-23-2010, 07:45 AM
What about a Carter Notch in Feb or March toward the end of winter? What bag rating do you think I should consider? I don't know since I've never stayed at any of the huts in winter.

10-23-2010, 06:34 PM
For all intents and purposes you're sleeping outside. OK, you've got walls to block the wind but there's no heat in the bunkhouse at all. I think on the AMC led winter trips to the huts they recommend at least a -20 bag.

KD Talbot
11-03-2010, 07:36 PM
According to the new AMC mag there is a planned trip the 26th -28th, don't know your exact plans, but you won't be alone over the weekend if that's what you meant. 8 )



11-05-2010, 06:53 PM
No, just Turkey Day and night. We should be good. But thank you for the heads up.