Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Wildcat D, Wildcat C, Wildcat B, Wildcat A, Carter Dome, South Carter, Middle Carter, NH
Trails: Wildcat Ridge Trail, Carter-Moriah Trail, Carter Dome Trail, North Carter Trail, Imp Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, June 1, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Wet Trail, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Mud - Significant, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable) 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: I wish we had kept track of all of the blowdowns we saw. It felt like hundreds. We were constantly having to go around and bushwack to find the trail again. Very hard to be confident that you're on the trail with all of the snow, blowdowns, mud & water, lack of signage and blaze. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs: Towards the end the flies were ridiculous 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: This was a Wildcat-Moriah traverse attempt. Typically we hike at a fairly decent clip 2.5-3 mph and we were severely slowed down by the snow and blowdowns. The snow was on and off the entire trail, some very hard packed easy to walk on, and others we were falling through every few feet. We COULD have put on our spikes but we'd either be taking them on&off every 20 minutes or completely destroying them on rocks. After the summit of Carter Dome it was almost all consistent snow about waist deep (I'm 5'5'' for reference). Most of this was very sturdy but the trail was hard to follow. On the Carter Dome trail it looked like some sort of supercell blew through there were so many down trees, many covering the trail and wooden planks. We decided to bail on top of Middle Carter and found the Imp trail. This trail might as well be a river. There were almost no markers to tell us we were on the trail and at one point we must have been following an actual river as we came out at Camp Dodge and not the Imp Trailhead.  
Name: Samantha 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-06-02 
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