Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Wildcat D, Wildcat C, Wildcat B, Wildcat A, Carter Dome, South Carter, Middle Carter, NH
Trails: Ski trails, Wildcat Ridge Trail, Nineteen Mile Brook Trail, Carter-Moriah Trail, North Carter Trail, Imp Trail, bushwhack
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, February 19, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Dropped a car at 19MBT lot just before 7AM, it was mostly full at that time. Ski area lot C has plenty of parking. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Wet/Sticky, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: There were a few duck-unders on WRT. Numerous blowdowns on CMT, some were step-overs, some were duck-unders, and a were go-couple arounds. No major obstructions though. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Decent dog hike, saw a couple. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Plan B hike today. Started up Polecat in snowshoes shortly after 7AM and made it to the summit well before first chair (8:30 AM on Sunday). WRT has solid, no issues with ice, any postholes were easily avoided. Spikes were a good choice going down from A peak as the trial is narrow and choppy, which made for an easy descent, again no ice to deal with.

Easy climb up Carter Dome with just a few small sections of blue ice starting form. We skipped Mt. Height today but it looked well packed out.

CMT to middle was in good shape, any postholes were easily avoided. We used snowshoes here as it was warming up and the trail was starting to soften. Note that the snowpack is easily 40" here, you will be walking in the trees. Lots of ducking a getting hung up like a bushwhack. At one point I managed to snag my pack on a spruce limb the size of a broomstick so bad I needed assistance to get free. Sunglasses are helpful here.

By midday Imp was getting soft and degraded, and starting to get a little bony down low. Still in snowshoes we took the bushwhack path back which was much more enjoyable.  
Name: Kyle L 
E-Mail: kjlanctot g mail 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-02-19 
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