Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Middle Carter, South Carter, Carter Dome, Wildcat A, Wildcat B, Wildcat C, Wildcat D, NH
Trails: Camp Dodge Cutoff, Imp Trail, North Carter Trail, Carter Moriah Trail, Carter Dome Trail, Wildcat Ridge Trail, ski trails
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Monday, February 25, 2013
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked at 19MB. Had a few inches of fresh snow this AM but was plowed well by afternoon. Great Gulf was not plowed this AM . 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Drifts 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All bridged. No issues. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Pretty good shape. Carter Moriah and Wildcat Ridge (up to A) could use brushing. Large walk around blowdown on climb up to A remains, but we cleared a few others along the way. Wildcat Ridge between A and D felt in much better shape than prior years. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Found a set of tent poles in red sack. Left them at Pinkham Notch Visitor Center lost & found.  
Comments: We were expecting to find wet sticky snow after yesterday's storm but pleasantly surprised to find a few inches of powder over mostly packed trails. Imp trail & North Carter trail hasn't seen any traffic yesterday so 4-6" of fresh powder down low and 2-4" up high. Once on the ridge, evidence of some traffic yesterday, only a couple inches of fresh powder on top of packed trail to Zeta Pass - made for some great snowshoeing/glissading. Up to Carter Dome was a bit deeper/drifted. Met one person coming from hut. Now it's all packed out. Heading into the notch from Carter dome was a combination of glissading and butt-sledding, not much ice to speak of. Up to Wildcat A, 4" of powder on top of a post-holes mess but we smoothed it out a bit and its starting to resemble a snowshoe track. From A, we saw tracks from a group doing an out n back who left a perfect snowshoe track. Made the trip across the ridge a
breeze. Descended from D on ski trails. No issues as it was near closing time and most skiers were done for the day. Great day out - skies cleared and enjoyed some blue skies, sun and views of Presis with some undercast from Middle Carter before thing clouded up again. This one wrapped up Jeff's February grid - just in the nick of time.  
Name: Jeff & Karine 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2013-02-25 
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