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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Middle Carter, South Carter, Carter Dome, Wildcat A, Wildcat B, Wildcat C, Wildcat D, NH
Trails
Trails: Camp Dodge Cutoff, Imp Trail, North Carter Trail, Carter-Moriah Trail, Carter Dome Trail, Wildcat Ridge Trail, Polecat ski trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Monday, May 9, 2016
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: One car at Great Gulf Wilderness Trailhead walked across the street to the herd path then up to Camp Dodge, I was the only car there. The other car at Wildcat ski area, (only car)  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Ice - Black, Wet Trail, Ice - Blue, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction, Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: no issues 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: This would be a tough hike for most dogs- tons of ice, use your best judgement. 
Bugs
Bugs: none 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: The day started with snow and wind gusts and by the end of the day we felt like we experienced all 4 seasons. I put spikes on before the NCT and CMT junction, kept them on until .4 before Carter Dome summit where I put hillsounds on. Descending Carter Dome (steep section) was bare and traction not necessary. Going up WCRT to Wildcat A there was inconsistent ice and snow we chose hillsounds and soon after met a hiker descending that said 'this is treacherous'
On the ridge there were several ice floes that were softening up nicely with the afternoon sun, however just before I reached WC D summit there was a sketchy ice floe that requires care and sharp spikes. Nice to walk down polecat in the sun with soft mashed potato snow sliding and skiing in spikes and laughing the whole way. Saw 3 others all day. Excellent day with E.S. and D.C.  
Name
Name: Rachel 
E-Mail
E-Mail: ball one three one one at yahoo dot com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2016-05-09 
Link
Link: http:// 
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