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, Camp Dodge Cutoff
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, May 11, 2024
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: 19MB lot about half full this morning, mostly full in the afternoon. Plenty of parking at Wildcat Ski Area lot C. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Wet Trail, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow/Ice - Postholes, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: The crossing low on Imp is low and easy.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: No new blowdowns, but those that existed last month on Wildcat Ridge Trail, Carter-Moriah, and North Carter Trail remain. The only ones that are fully obstructing the trail are on WRT, others are step-overs or duck-unders. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw a couple on the slopes, fresh paw tracks on the carters. Plenty of water to drink and rotting snow to roll around in. 
Bugs: No issues with biting or annoying bugs yet, but a few small flies (size 18-20 if you FF) low near water. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: The ski trails are mostly snow free with avoidable sections of snow high up (3,700 ft ish). On WRT and CMT there is still plenty of snow in areas with some 2'+ deep postholes. Lot's or bare rock sections mixed in. While on the snow it was a struggle to find supportive rail at times so no matter where you stepped you'd punch through. I ended up snapping two trekking poles in half between D and C. CMT north of Carter Dome has the most snow we encountered, with a narrow rail at times 3' high. We all used rock Hillsounds most of the day which were probably the best choice. Snowshoes at this point may not be safe. If you must hike these trails right be prepared for poor conditions.  
Name: Kyle L, E.T. Fudge & Kurt 
E-Mail: kjlanctot g mail 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2024-05-11 
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