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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Carter Dome, Wildcat A, Wildcat B, Wildcat C, Wildcat D, NH
Trails
Trails: Bog Brook Trail, Wild River Trail, Rainbow Trail, Carter-Moriah Trail, Nineteen Mile Brook Trail, Wildcat Ridge Trail, Wildcat Valley XC ski trail, Hall's Ledge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, October 8, 2016
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty of room at the end of Carter Notch Rd.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All were low and easy to cross. The upper crossing of Bog Brook has been relocated far below the beaver dam, avoiding the wet areas. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Overall the trails were in great shape. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Another three peaks checked off for Marlie. The descent from Carter Dome and ascent of Wildcat A are very steep but that's nothing new for Marlie. There won't much water at higher elevations so plan ahead. 
Bugs
Bugs: Some flying but none biting. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: It's always enjoyable approaching the Cats from the south. Adding Carter Dome via the Rainbow Tr makes it even better. The remoteness, colorful birch glades, and amazing alpine shoulder of Carter Dome are what makes this route so great. We saw only a couple dozen other hikers between the Dome and D Peak and no one on the approach or descent. The Wildcat Valley ski trail has very soft footing along the upper stretch, beautiful glades down low, and follows nicely groomed XC ski trails to finish up. Thanks Matt for joining and enjoying this loop.

14.3 mi. 4800' elev + 8 hr 55 min  
Name
Name: IQuest 
E-Mail
E-Mail: iandanner@hotmail com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2016-10-10 
Link
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