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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Imp Face, Middle Carter, South Carter, Mt. Hight, Carter Dome, Wildcat A, Wildcat B, Wildcat C, Wildcat D, Wildcat E, NH
Trails
Trails: Imp Trail, North Carter Trail, Carter-Moriah Trail, Wildcat Ridge Trail, Polecat ski trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, May 16, 2010
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: The only water crossings today were on the Imp Trail and they were easy to cross. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A couple blowdowns on the Imp Trail. Lots of blowdowns on the North Carter Trail. Some blowdowns on Carter-Moriah Trail and Wildcat Ridge 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs: No bugs 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: No snow up to Imp Face. Lots of snow from there up to the ridge with depths ranging from 1 to 3 feet. The ridge between the Carters still has 3-4 feet of snow in places. Rocky areas such as summit of Mount Hight are clear of snow. Steep section of trail heading down to Carter Notch gets a lot of sun and is free of snow. Lots of snow heading from the hut up to Wildcat A (2-4 feet). From Wildcat A to D there is much less snow than the Carter-Moriah ridge. Perhaps 1-2 feet with many bare areas. Most of the snow was gone coming down from C but had 2-3 feet heading up to D. 1-2 feet of snow heading up Wildcat E. Most of the snow is gone coming down the Polecat Trail. Carried snowshoes but did not use them, but potentially could be very necessary on a hot day.  
Name
Name: Eric Rathbun 
E-Mail
E-Mail: elrathbun@yahoo.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2010-05-16 
Link
Link: http:// 
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