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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Wildcat A, NH
Trails
Trails: Nineteen Mile Brook Trail, Wildcat Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, November 30, 2008
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Wet Trail, Ice - Blue, Ice - Breakable Crust 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Traction, Ice Axe 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: None. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: 3-6" deep, packed powder with occasional patches of ice and wet trail, up to first junction. From there to Wildcat Ridge Trail junction, 6-12" deep, packed powder with occasional patches of ice and wet trail. At this point, snowshoes would be hard to use due to the bare spots. I was able to bareboot up and back without any traction.

Wildcat Ridge Trail looked like it hadn't been used (other than a rabbit) in sometime, as a result, footbed isn't well defined - regular snowshoes would probably slide downhill off the trail a lot. Snow depths ranged from 12-24," but a crust held me up for a decent chunk of the way (where I broke through is now decently packed). Slide was doable, but went very slowly with ice axe planted, as the footbed of the trail is nowhere to be seen.

It also looks like no one has been to Wildcat A via the ridge in sometime either.  
Name
Name: rocket21 
E-Mail
E-Mail: rocket21 at franklinwebpublishing dot com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2009-09-28 
Link
Link: http://www.franklinsites.com/hikephotos/NewHampshire/wildcata-2008-1130.php 
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