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, Carter Moriah Trail, Carter Dome Trail, Nineteen Mile Brook Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, March 29, 2024
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Drifts 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Wildcat ridge was unbroken and I believe I was the only one to cross today. Given my experience with the out and back to Middle Carter, my tracks on WRT are likely wind blown and minimally discernible. However, the trail is pretty easy to follow and the real issue was the snow was a bit crusty and I was sinking 6-12 inches with every step which made progress slow. Eventually, I crossed paths with a foursome half way down Wildcat A who made the rest of WRT smooth sailing.

Going up to Carter Dome was unbroken and slow. There was plenty of sliding backwards on the steeps and just before the view I needed multiple kick steps and grabbing trees to pull myself up. Past the view was back to sinking in 6-12 inches as I slowly made my way up to the summit.

Thanks to the Soules for doing the hard work on breaking up to Carter Dome and out to Middle Carter. The snowshoe traffic made life much easier and I crossed paths with 3 others who will only help the situation. The trail is far from a highway and requires snowshoes but I was no longer sinking in more than a few inches, except for the occasional drift.

From Zeta Pass to RT16, the trail is well broken and easy going despite the warm conditions softening the snow.  
Name: Kurt 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2024-03-29 
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