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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Lethe, Middle Carter, South Carter, Carter Dome, Wildcat A, Wildcat B, Wildcat C, Wildcat D, NH
Trails
Trails: Camp Dodge Cutoff, Imp Trail (south), North Carter Trail, Carter-Moriah Trail, Carter Dome Trail, Wildcat Ridge Trail, ski trails, bushwhack
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, February 13, 2010
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Nineteen Mile Brook parking lot plowed. Lots of cars there at end of day. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Ice - Blue, Snow - Drifts 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction, Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: None 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Blowdowns on North Carter, Carter-Moriah, and Wildcat Ridge Trails. Nothing overly difficult to get around at the moment. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Blue ice on Imp Trail, as well as steep, hard packed drop and climb out of Carter Notch, could be an issue. Also, descent down active ski trails could be an issue. 
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Imp Trail was bootable, though there was a lot of blue ice. Light traction not a bad idea. North Carter Trail had an inch or so of new snow, but also bootable with light traction. Snowshoes recommended for bushwhack to Mt. Lethe. Carter-Moriah Trail between North Carter Trail and South Carter had some drifting - snowshoes recommended. From South Carter to Zeta Pass, hardpack. Snowshoes recommended from Zeta Pass to Carter Dome along Carter Dome trail. Descent off Carter Dome on Carter-Moriah Trail is a bit tricky - many opted to use crampons. Snowshoes worked fine for climb up to Wildcat A - slide has a decent footbed, though you'll want traction of some sort (snowshoe crampons seemed fine), as the footbed climbs diagonally up the slide. Snowshoes also a good idea from A to D. Bootable from D down ski trails.  
Name
Name: rocket21 
E-Mail
E-Mail: rocket21 at franklinwebpublishing dot com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2010-02-13 
Link
Link: http://www.franklinsites.com/hikephotos/NewHampshire/mtlethe-2010-0213.php 
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