Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Wildcat D, Wildcat C, Wildcat B, Wildcat A, Carter Dome, South Carter, Middle Carter, Mt. Lethe, North Carter, Mt. Moriah, NH
Trails: Polecat ski trail, Wildcat Ridge Trail, Nineteen Mile Brook Trail, Carter-Moriah Trail, Carter Dome Trail, Stony Brook Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, January 22, 2022
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Ski lot is well taken care of currently. Stony Brook is plows with some residual snow/ice. Car should be able to get through.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Drifts, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All bridged over.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A few blowdown’s across the whole way on the traverse, nothing too majorly inconvenient. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Wildcat D, Wildcat C, Wildcat B, Wildcat A, Carter Dome, South Dome, Middle Dome, Lethe, North Carter, Moriah

Great long day, groomers did a great job grooming, with an early start we got up for sunrise on summit of ski lift area. Conditions going through D-A were some of the better as the snow hadn’t softened, icy section where D drops off. Way down to the notch was full of fluffy drifts, made the steep sections prone to sliding and falls just be cautious with your steps it’s still pretty loose. Way up to carter dome wasn’t ideal, some decent postholes present made for some tricky steps. (Trail to Hight from carter dome summit had 1 set of snowshoes where as coming from Zeta pass, it looked like that spur to Hight was broken a bit) Carter dome down to south Carter dome wasn’t bad, some difficult steps as the snow was starting to warm up going through the carters. We hit imp trail junction, and the snow is barehand to snowshoe through a good 15in of fresh powder, not sure when from imp to Stoney was last broken out but snow was really soft and didn’t have much support. Steep sections on the descent we’re really ice and difficult to maneuver, (if you plan on ascending this section of trail from moriah I’d recommend crampons) at one point after junction to imp shelter (where we passed by an unbroken trail) it was difficult to follow the trail for a second, but we backtracked our steps, so follow the path that turns right up the hill. Stoney Brook was nice on the way up from the trail junction, was like a sidewalk. On the way back, some significant postholes from boots that made it tricky as we were starting do descend after sunset. Stoney Brook down was like that for the most part until back at the car. Snowshoes are definitely the gear of choice, 5 of us went through the whole section, could use some more snowshoes to solidify the base.  
Name: Riley M (yard sale) 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2022-01-22 
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