I have mixed feelings about this post, as this was the mountain I grew up in the shadows of, I kind of hate to see an internet article about it. I treasure much of the mountains around southfork as hidden gems, unknown to tourists and the crowds you experience when on any well known mountain in other states. I think mountains like Carter mountain give a person an authentic sense of what is like to truly be in a very wild, isolated place. A feeling I have only experienced close to home; one that is not re-created on any "fourteener" I have been on.
This was a long and brutal hike; I've done lots of hikes this distance this summer, but the grueling last mile made this one of the hardest. Great views - I've been wanting to summit this peak since I moved to Cody in 1993!