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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Wildcat D, Wildcat C, Wildcat B, Wildcat A, Carter Dome, Mt. Hight, Middle Carter, South Carter, NH
Trails
Trails: Polecat ski trail, Wildcat Ridge Trail, Carter-Moriah Trail, North Carter Trail, Imp Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, January 25, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked at Pinkham Notch Visitors Center. No overnight parking at Wildcat Ski area where we started. Hitchhiked back from Imp trailhead. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Black, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction, Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: No challenges 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Microspikes up Polecat, then snowshoes the whole rest of the way. Tempted to put on full crampons for a minute here and there, but snowshoes (MSR Lightning Ascent and MSR Evo -- i.e., with good built-in traction) were enough. This was a two-day trip, Jan 24-25, with overnight at Carter Hut. Some snow and ice that came in Saturday afternoon, just after we finished, could have changed conditions.  
Name
Name: Eliot 
E-Mail
E-Mail: elevine99@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-01-26 
Link
Link: http:// 
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