Starting Location: Osgood Tentsite
Destination: Carter Notch Hut
Total Miles: 1869.8
A nice cruise on down to a lunch at Pinkham Notch this morning—a place I haven't visited since my last spring trip to ski at Tuckerman Ravine on Mt. Washington. Met up with Waldo and Camel at the visitor's center there and chatted with each other about our respective experiences at the AMC huts and the incredible scenery in the Whites. I finally pulled myself away from my nap at the visitor's center in the late afternoon and up a long and yet again very rugged climb to the top of Wildcat Mt. and steeply down to Carter Notch Hut. The last of the AMC huts, this one is probably my favorite. Just a caretaker here rather than a large crew, no full service meals, the place all to ourselves (for free nonetheless), and a beautiful setting in a very steep-walled notch. Wonderful profile views of all the big Presidentials on the Wildcat Mt. peaks.