Lodge to Hut: Carter Notch

Date and Time

Friday, December 6, 2024 6:00PM - Sunday, December 8, 2024 3:00PM


Joe Dodge Lodge,
New Hampshire, White Mountains,


Registration is required for this activity.

(best time to call: 10am - 5pm, Monday - Saturday)


Join us on this early Winter adventure to Carter Notch Hut. Our adventure will begin with an introductory dinner and meeting at AMC's Joe Dodge Lodge. We'll prepare for our backcountry adventure by focusing on the appropriate gear needed for our trip as well as a review of our itinerary. After a good night's sleep and a hearty breakfast, we'll pack into an AMC Van for transport to the trailhead. Guides will point out unique winter naturalist observations along the way. Once we arrive at the hut, we'll have plenty of time to explore the boulder field and beautiful high mountain lakes around the hut with lighter packs before dinner. If timing and weather allows, we can attempt to climb the nearby summit of Carter Dome in the afternoon or the next morning. We'll enjoy a hearty meal in the evening, prepared as a group with the help of the guides. After a night's rest in the all-gender shared bunkrooms and breakfast, the guides will choose a trail down based on weather and interest for the group. We will return to the trailhead and drive back to the Lodge for a final lunch together and say our goodbyes. This trip involves difficult hiking on, at times, steep and rocky terrain. Weather can change quickly and become quite cold and windy. Participants should be in good hiking shape, have proper hiking boots and clothing and be prepared for a White Mountain adventure! Trail conditions this time of year can be variable with potential snow, ice, or bare rock. Hut accommodations are rustic with wood stove heat for the common space and cooking facilities. Bunkrooms are not heated. Program Highlights: • Group of active adults • Hiking in world renowned White Mountains in early Winter • Naturalist observations along the way

AMC Trip Policy


Starting at:

Adult: $446 member / $487 non-member
*Lodging package includes one night at full service Joe Dodge Lodge and one night at backcountry Carter Notch Hut. Members of the same party sharing a Lodge room are charged a reduced per person rate All meals from dinner on the first night to lunch on the last day Use gear from Joe Dodge Lodge Demo Center Instruction and leadership by AMC Outdoor Guides Transportation to and from the trailhead

Past participants say...

"Loved the hiking and the camaraderie from the group. Great way to try out a new adventure because it's all planned for you and you feel safe with the guides." "It's the best way to learn everything you need to know about the White Mountains and safety-I am always extremely happy with all the programs I have attended"

Click map for driving directions
Winter Lodge to Hut


Instruction (Skills)

Offered By

AMC Staff



Nearby AMC Destinations

Carter Notch Hut
Joe Dodge Lodge




Adults (18+)


(best time to call: 10am - 5pm, Monday - Saturday)


AMC Guides are passionate about the outdoors and have the skills necessary to ensure safe adventures. Certified in wilderness medicine, with focused training in outdoor leadership and risk management, guides provide individual attention while reaching group goals. They possess local natural and cultural history knowledge and solid backcountry skills, and they follow well-planned itineraries. As lifelong learners, AMC guides create the connections and moments that become lasting memories.