Middle Carter, South Carter, Carter Dome & Mount Hight
Denise and I enjoyed the moderate temperatures, beautiful views and peace and quiet (no wind) all day. We ran into only one other person, a man named Bruce whom I had met last spring on the Tripyramids. He is a very nice man who is very knowledgeable about the mountains (as he should be he is working on his 2nd grid!). We chatted and hiked with him for a little bit until we stopped to take some pictures. I hope he doesn't think we intentionally ditched him, I don't think he noticed we stopped and with his quick pace he was probably a mile away before he even noticed.
The trail conditions were very good for the most part. Everything was packed out and even allowing us to travel quickly. There were only two lumpy and post-holed sections to contend with. One being the section from the junction of Mt. Hight up to Carter Dome and then the trail leading up to the summit of Mt. Hight. Thankfully both these sections of trail are short so we didn't have to deal with the massively deep post holes for too long. After today's snowfall all those should be filled in (just a friendly reminder: time to wear your snow shoes people).
Thanks Denise for another great hike in Whites and for being such good company as always!