|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Middle Carter, South Carter, Carter Dome, Wildcat A, Wildcat B, Wildcat C, Wildcat D, NH|
||Imp Trail, North Carter Trail, Carter Moriah Trail, Wildcat Ridge Trail, ski trails|
|Date of Hike:
||Sunday, February 25, 2018|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow/Ice - Small Patches |
||Snowshoes, Traction, Ice Axe |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||Minor water crossing at the start of the imp trail. There was enough ice to make it passable. |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
|Lost and Found:
||Two day trek to bad the Carters and the Wildcats. The trails were in great shape, but I highly recommend having crampons for parts if not all of the trip. 2 of us had them, and two of us had spikes but everyone wanted crampons. The ice coming down to the carter hut from carter dome was much more mangeable with crampons, but traction is mandatory. Anyone we met with microspikes told us not to go that way. There was more snow from south carter to carter dome, but nothing that was too deep. Very very minor postholing if you weren't careful but the monorail held the entire time. |
Started to snow on us day two and tracks quickly were disappearing. Up from the hut was mangeable with snowshoes, but traction was preferred. Likely to be much more snow up there now, but the ice underneath is worth considering.
Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.