Carter Dome

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Carter Dome
Carter Dome seen from Mt Hight.JPG
Carter Dome seen from Mt. Hight
Highest point
Elevation4,832 ft (1,473 m)[1]
Prominence2,821 ft (860 m)[1]
ListingWhite Mountain 4000-Footers
#12 New England 50 Finest
Coordinates44°16′02″N 71°10′44″W / 44.2672877°N 71.1789625°W / 44.2672877; -71.1789625Coordinates: 44°16′02″N 71°10′44″W / 44.2672877°N 71.1789625°W / 44.2672877; -71.1789625[2]
LocationCoös County, New Hampshire, U.S.
Parent rangeCarter-Moriah Range
Topo mapUSGS Carter Dome

Carter Dome, or simply The Dome,[3] is a mountain located in Coos County, New Hampshire. The mountain is part of the Carter-Moriah Range of the White Mountains, which runs along the northern east side of Pinkham Notch. Carter Dome is flanked to the northeast by Mount Hight and to the southwest by Wildcat Mountain (across Carter Notch).

The origins of Carter Dome's name is unknown. Local folklore suggests that it was named after a hunter named Carter, while a neighboring peak is named after his hunting partner, Hight.[4]

The mountain is ascended from the west by the Carter Dome Trail and Nineteen Mile Brook Trail, and from the east by the Black Angel Trail.[5]

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  1. ^ a b "Carter Dome, New Hampshire". Retrieved 2013-02-01.
  2. ^ "Carter Dome". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2013-02-01.
  3. ^ Steve Eastman. Fire Lookouts of Old, The Mountain Ear, 1988.
  4. ^ Lillard, David. E. Appalachian Trail Names. Stackpole Books. Retrieved 2008-06-16.
  5. ^ "Carter Dome". Retrieved 2011-10-31.

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