Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Moriah, North Carter, Middle Carter, South Carter, Carter Dome, Wildcat A, Wildcat B, Wildcat C, Wildcat D, NH
Trails: Stony Brook Trail, Carter-Moriah Trail, Carter Dome Trail, Carter-Moriah Trail, Wildcat Ridge Trail, ski trails
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Car spot at Wildcat Ski and then parked another car at Stony Brook - not plowed recently, but plenty of room and no issues getting in. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Drifts, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable) 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Bridged 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Couple blow downs but honestly, all the trails are blurring together... nothing of issue though! 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: We started with Jon to Moriah (thank you for the car spot/ride!) and then parted ways on our way to North Carter (he returned via Stony Brook so there should be a good base at this point). We had no issues with Stony Brook it was a semi-solid base, just be certain to go right at the T intersection! The last jaunt up the summit cone of Moriah is very steep and the snow was giving out under us as it was so fluffy but there were no issues with ice. There was a wonderful couple who stayed at Imp last night so they broke trail to Imp which we were able to follow. They also broke trail all the way over the Carters until we caught up with them at South Carter. They were our trail angels! We could not have done this without them. The trail is traveled but not broken out in the "sidewalk" sense. There was also some strong wind and drifting to the point that we were losing tracks of people only minutes ahead of us the entire day particularly the Zeta Pass area. All of our tracks could be gone too. Going up North Carter is (as typical) very steep. Nothing of significance on Middle, South, or Dome. Though we did get to meet Tim and our trail angels which was wonderful! Heading down Carter Dome is very steep - lots of unintentional butt sledding... Wildcat Ridge was very steep too. The fluffy snow proved challenging at points when it would let your snowshoe slip out and there were steep drop offs. We made it up with no problems though. The ridge between A and D is the most pointless up and down trail. It drives us crazy! There was a lot of drifting in this area which made trail finding a bit more of a concentrated effort. We could, however, tell that there was a base - thank you Allison! We descended Wildcat Ski slopes which were actually some of the most exposed conditions we encountered. All in all a great day! We really enjoyed biting off a big chunk and seeing if we could do it!  
Name: A & A 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2014-02-19 
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