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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks South Carter, Middle Carter, Carter Dome, Wildcat A, Wildcat D, NH
Trails
Trails: Nineteen-Mile Brook Trail, Carter Dome Trail, Carter-Moriah Trail, Wildcat Ridge Trail, Polecat Ski Trail, Road Walk
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, January 17, 2015
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Nineteen-Mile Brook Trailhead: No one there at 7:30 a.m., a zoo at 2:30 p.m. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow - Drifts 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: no issue, board is still there to walk across the brook 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Fine for dogs! 
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Bare boots or light traction for Nineteen-Mile Brook and Carter Dome Trail as they are packed down perfectly. I used snowshoes the rest of the way as early in the morning it was drifted in on the ridge until coming down the steeps from Carter Dome. I know trail saw some use and I have two friends who didn't bring snowshoes later in the day and were fine so it might be decently packed down up there. The steeps up to Wildcat A had no tracks as of 11:30 a.m., it had some big drifts below the slide but then it got much better above it. From A Peak to D Peak, it's broken and you can use snowshoes or light traction, whatever floats your boat! Took the ski trails down, (polecats) which were well groomed, stay on the edges, skiers were friendly, $10 slope access pass. Road walk is just under three miles from the bottom of the slopes back to Nineteen-Mile Brook Trailhead, didn't get run over - success! Nice to run into Ed at Zeta Pass, thanks for the chocolate.  
Name
Name: Chris 
E-Mail
E-Mail: cdailey@hpearce.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2015-01-17 
Link
Link: http://dailey7779.blogspot.com/2015/01/crushing-it-carters-cats-meow.html 
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