Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Wildcat E, Wildcat D, NH
Trails: Wildcat Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, May 19, 2013
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked at the Glen Ellis Falls lot. Busy but not full. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Mud - Significant, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Ellis River was crossable but I needed to use my river sandals because a few large stepping rocks were immersed a couple of inches. No other major water crossings.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: There's a significant blowdown blocking the entire trail on the section that's above the third ledge with an awesome view of Mt Washington (from 16) and below the ledge with an awesome south facing view. You can get around it by going off trail briefly. A second major blowdown can be easily walked under but could collapse. Some standing water and significant mud mostly in the wooded areas. The rock steps and ledges were dry today. Still some patches of snow and ice remaining in the wooded areas between Wildcat E and D. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: This section is very strenuous with lots of steep rock scrambles. Blue need a few "assists". There's sufficient water on the trail but he needed extra water from me on the steep rocky sections that were dry. He's sleeping well tonight. 
Bugs: None biting yet. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: The Wildcat D summit area near the Gondola is under construction and closed/roped off. The Wildcat Ridge Trail from Rte 16 to Wildcat D is not affected by the closure. The ski trails descending Wildcat D from this area cannot be accessed at this time.  
Name: Linda & Blue 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2013-05-19 
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