|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Middle Carter, South Carter, Carter Dome, Wildcat A, Wildcat B, Wildcat C, Wildcat D, NH|
||Camp Dodge Cutoff, Imp Trail, North Carter Trail, Carter-Moriah Trail, Carter Dome Trail, Wildcat Ridge Trail, ski trails|
|Date of Hike:
||Saturday, January 5, 2013|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Came down wildcat via ski trails right at dusk, no issues |
||Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Drifts |
||Snowshoes, Light Traction |
|Water Crossing Notes:
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||Snow is deep meaning there are a lot of branches hanging over the trail and poking you in the head |
|Lost and Found:
||Joe Dodge shortcut was tracked but heavily drifted footbed is well packed if you can stay on it. Imp was a little powdery but a good foot bed. Saw at least 4 others planning on descending so that should consolidate more. Carter moriah was in good shape over the carters and carter dome trail was fine from zeta pass down to the hut. Mt Hight was broken by 2 guys as well but we passed on that. |
Wildcat ridge has seen little activity for some time. The steep section up from the hut is a little side slopey, no issue over the slide. Once up to A the ridge was drifted in varying degrees from slightly visible trough to no evidence of anyone ever coming though. Trail was at least easy to follow though. We passed a group of 4 headed to the hut so the track should be in good shape from the ski trails down to the hut.
Ski trails were a welcome descent. We came down after the lifts closed and didn't pay. No issues.
Unreal views as the presis cleared out as the day went on.
||Mike Morse |
Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.