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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Wildcat D, Wildcat C, Wildcat B, Wildcat A, NH
Trails
Trails: Carter Notch Road, Wildcat Valley Ski Trail, Wildcat Ridge Trail, Wildcat River Trail, FR 233
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, May 2, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked at the trailhead near Hutman's Trail on Carter Notch Road about a half mile from Bog Brook Trail / Prospect Farms entry 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Wet Trail, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Wet/Slippery Rock, Ice - Breakable Crust, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow - Drifts, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow - Wet/Sticky, Mud - Significant, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow - Spring Snow, Leaves - Significant/Slippery, Snow/Ice - Postholes, Slush, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Running a little high but easy wades through a few coming down Wildcat River Trail 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Sarge had a ton of fun in the snow 
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Put on our snowshoes just after the sharp left turn where the Beth Hendrick ski trail heads straight. Snow levels deepened really quickly, absolute must to have snowshoes on up to the ridge across it and down until about a mile before Fire Road 233. No tracks up to the ridge, faint tracks between D and A, no tracks down A until the landslide where an old bareboot up to the knees track turned around, tracks to the hut, none from there until Wild River Trail junction.

The past two weeks have kept dumping snow above 3K here north of the notch. An absurd amount in places creating some interesting views that I haven't seen up here too often. Pretty wild day breaking out trail in temps above 50 with a nice steady 25+ MPH breeze along the ridge.  
Name
Name: Sgt. Pepper AKA Professor Biscuit(s) 
E-Mail
E-Mail: cdailey@hpearce.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-05-02 
Link
Link: http://www.instagram.com/sgt._pepper_goldendoodle/ 
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