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: Route 16, Stony Brook Trail, Carter-Moriah Trail, Wildcat Ridge Trail, ski trails
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, June 25, 2016
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked at Wildcat Ski Area.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Stony Brook was the only brook I crossed.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trails were clear all the way. The section of the Carter-Moriah trail above the steep section north of Carter Notch is a little tight (could use some brushing).  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Got a late start. Left Wildcat at 3:45 and trotted down Rt. 16. (Decided to do the road first so I wouldn't have to be running on it after dark.) It was about 85 degrees, but there was a fair amount of shade. Reached the Stony Brook Trailhead a little before 4. Jogged the lower sections of the trail. Topped off my water at the upper crossing of the brook. Turned left when I reached the Carter-Moriah Trail and made my way up Moriah. Then turned around and started back. Reached Middle Carter just after sunset. Stopped for water at Carter Notch Hut around 10. The ascent up Wildcat A felt good, but I forgot how many rocks there were on the trail between Wildcat A and Wildcat D. I was happy to get to the Wildcat D. summit, thinking that the hard work was done. The descent down the ski trails was surprisingly difficult, however. The lodge never seemed to get any closer. I finally made it back to the car just after midnight.

I saw a few hikers on the lower portion of the Stony Brook Trail, a couple of tents in the col between Mt. Height and Carter Dome, a couple descending to Carter Notch from Wildcat A, and one or two people in hammocks under the observation deck on Wildcat D. That was it. Apparently hiking in the late afternoon and evening is a good way to avoid the crowds.  
Name: bill tidd 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2016-06-26 
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