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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: Ski trails, Wildcat Ridge Trail, Nineteen Mile Brook Trail, Carter Moriah Trail, Carter Dome Trail, bushwhack, North Carter Trail, Imp Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, April 25, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Car spot at Imp Trailhead/Parked at Ski area plenty of parking at both locations 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Wet Trail, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Wet/Slippery Rock, Ice - Breakable Crust, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow - Spring Snow, Leaves - Significant/Slippery, Snow/Ice - Postholes, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Overall in great shape. 1 blowdown just before "D" summit otherwise anyother blowdowns have been trimmed or cut away. A few stepovers and leaners descending North Carter trail and Imp Trail  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: not today 
Bugs
Bugs: spiders,a few flying insects  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Excellent non rainy day hike of these peaks with only a few sporadic sprinkles. It was an excellent day to team up with two fellow Gridders. One of which went to D and we continued on. We were able to bareboot the 1st 1/2 mile or so of the slopes than micros.Snowshoes on at D until mid way up Carter Dome which became too bony. Lucky to find a flat spot and back to micros than back to snowshoes until descending on the Imp trail approx 3100 feet elevation.Carter Dome trail definitely had slide slabbing but seen much worse in past years.Bareboots to the end of hike. The Imp Trail has substantial water flow on the trail. Many parts are like walking a brook. Most of this hike couldve been done in micros but still deep snowpack at upper elevation and snowshoes seemed most efficient for me. There wasnt much for monorail at all mostly a well packed trough with shallow layer of slushy granular. Not many on the trail today but was nice briefly chatting with 2 backpackers. Highly recommend snowshoes at least on the pack for these summits


 
Name
Name: scottb 
E-Mail
E-Mail: mainebeefman@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-04-25 
Link
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