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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Wildcat A, Wildcat B, Wildcat C, Wildcat D, Carter Dome, South Carter, Middle Carter, NH
Trails
Trails: Lost Pond Trail, Wildcat Ridge Trail, Carter-Moriah Trail, Carter Dome Trail, Nineteen Mile Brook Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, February 17, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: parked at pinkham and 19 mile trailhead. no issues 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable) 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Nothing of note 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: from Zeta pass going North on the carters is a sea of blowdowns. its going to take a crew of chainsaws for that section  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: saw 2, one super friendly, and one working on her trail manners, but still a sweetheart. 
Bugs
Bugs: nothing 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: nada 
 
Comments
Comments: Heading up WRT from lost pond was fun. i would only take this route if you are confident in your abilities, and if not..than take 19 mile brook up the cats and take a ski slope down. WRT is in great shape from the summit of D peak all the way to the hut. From the hut up to carter dome and down to Zeta pass is very pleasant as well. from zeta pass through the rest of the carters is another story. lots of stop and going with all the blowdowns, and this is the only point of the trail currently that could justify snowshoes but its not worth huffing them in for that. until the weather changes that is. Carter dome trail down to 19 mile is solid and quick with a few blowdowns to deal with, and 19 mile is like a highway all the way to route 16. i only saw a handful of people all day but the lot was jammed and even quite a few cars on the road at 19 mile when we left. Must be lots of folks at the hut tonight. outstanding weather today. Gaia had us at 9:35. Ryan and Christina

side note: if you were in the Presis or on Frank today than you made a good life choice and i envy you.  
Name
Name: R. Prudhomme 
E-Mail
E-Mail: rmprudhomme@yahoo.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-02-17 
Link
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