8/25, Day 118, Carter Notch to Gorham, 15.3 miles
We woke to the sound of rain drops on the tent at 5:45. We quickly packed everything and were on our way before the trail got wet and slippery. The drizzle continued intermittently all day.
We climbed steeply out of Carter Notch to the top of Carter Dome here we could see Mt Washington with fog obscuring the top. From Carter Dome we climbed to Mt Hight passing trail junction that contoured around the peak. The AT, of course climbed steeply up the peak, then steeply down. Steeply means using hand and feet to climb up or down.
Lunch was at Imp Campsite with several section hikers – all southbound. At that point all that stood between us and Gorham was Mt Moriah and 8.8 miles. From the top of Mt Moriah there was a trail of 4.6 miles directly into Gorham. The AT took a longer steeper route off the mountain. We finally reached good trail the last 3 miles to US 2. We got a ride into town with an employee of a local outfitter. After stopping at McD’s we called a motel and the owner picked us up so we didn’t have to walk. After showers, laundry, and a comfy bed we are feeling better.