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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Wildcat D, Wildcat C, Wildcat B, Wildcat A, Carter Dome, South Carter, Middle Carter, Mt. Lethe, NH
Trails
Trails: Polecat ski trail, Wildcat Ridge Trail, Carter Dome Trail, Carter Moriah Trail, bushwhack, North Carter Trail, Imp Trail, Camp Dodge Cutoff
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, February 1, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty of parking at 19M and Wildcat 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Blue, Ice - Breakable Crust, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable) 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All are bridged, hoppable or otherwise without issue 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Several blowdowns noted along all trails, spring cleanup will take care of them. I echo Joanna in that North Carter Trail could benefit from brushing. It's very car wash like 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Several dogs out 
Bugs
Bugs: Snowfleas! 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: A teal bandana on IMP - moved to 19M trailhead A pair of red glasses on the trail in the area of South/Middle carter. I am blind myself so i cant tell if they are cheaters or prescription  
 
Comments
Comments: A fine day indeed.

We ended up getting a late start. Ski Patrol is checking uphill ascent passes. Lots of smiles on the walk up Polecat. The entire ridge is in fine shape to the hut. From hut to Pulpit Rock has very little snowpack and some blue ice, might be tricky to descend this way. Carter Dome/Carter Moriah trails are also in great shape, the spots that are exposed or close to alpine are soft and snowshoes would be beneficial in these spots.

There was about a 20 foot attempt to find Lethe and then the tracks stop. We pushed through the scrappy stuff so there is now a rough path to the summit.

Lower Imp in the hardwood section has lots of running water, this is the winter that wasnt!

Snowshoes for us car to car made for an easy and quick day!  
Name
Name: The Teal Goat & BK 
E-Mail
E-Mail: sea2thebiscuit@yahoo.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-02-01 
Link
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