Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Night Hike of South Carter and Carter Dome, 9/8/2019

South Carter and Carter Dome
11.6 miles round trip
Around 4000 feet of elevation gain

Hey there, everyone!  I know it's been a while since I have posted a standard blog post with pictures and comments.  I would like to start doing that again in addition to the YouTube videos because I enjoy writing up these reports and I missed regularly making them.

When we can, we night hike on the weekend now, which is helpful since I have so much work this year already.  I was excited to start but also nervous thinking about the possibility of getting out too late; I had this image in my head of us arriving at the second summit while the sky was pitch black.  This did not happen, though, and we reached Carter Dome (our second and final summit for the day) around the time of sunset.  Unfortunately, it was cloudy, so we didn't see as much as we expected.  I hope the view is better next time, but I still enjoyed the hike and how adventurous it felt.

Sage and me on South Carter!

Carter Dome pics ahead!

Pumpkin-flavored Whoopie Pies are truly heaven...

Coming down in headlamps the whole way was an experience!  We have hiked in the dark before, though, so we are used to it by now.  Occasionally I think I see Slenderman in the woods, but I guess my imagination will never turn off when I have to be somewhere dark.

The bright moon through the trees...

The pond by the hut looking mysterious at night... 


A car was passing by...

I had a great time on the hike!  We got back to the car at 10:30 pm.

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