Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Wildcat A, Wildcat B, Wildcat C, Wildcat D, NH
Trails: Wildcat River Trail, Wildcat Ridge Trail, Wildcat Valley XC ski trail, Halls Ledge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Thursday, May 29, 2014
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Room for a couple cars at the end of Carter Notch Road 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All crossings were easy or bridged. Skipped the crossings on Bog Brook trail by using the gated road around them. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trails in pretty good shape, couple blowdowns on the River trail if memory serves. Couple on the ski trail. 99% snow free. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs: Couple skeeters at the trailhead. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Fine afternoon for the Cats. Looped "up the river, across the ridge, and down the valley" on this non-routine wildcat loop. The River trail is an easier go than expected, only a few minor mud issues, crossings were no problem. Skipped the crossings on Bog Brook trail by using the forest road. Ridge trail was quick work with no problems over to D peak where the views were fantastic from the tower. Dropped off the backside of D onto the blue diamond marked Valley trail where the top was muddy as expected, but manageable. Lots of moss. Once gaining the ridge it was dry down to the birches. Birch glade was no problem as the undergrowth is just starting to grow there. Another couple weeks I'd be wading around waist deep (like last time down.) Once at Hall Ledge trail you navigate through the XC trails at prospect farm back to the trailhead.  
Name: TDawg 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2014-05-30 
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