Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Wildcat A, Wildcat B, Wildcat C, Wildcat D, Wildcat E, NH
Trails: Nineteen Mile Brook Trail, Wildcat Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, May 17, 2015
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parking area at Nineteen Mile Brook Trail was full 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All significant crossings on Nineteen Mile Brook Trail were spanned by bridges or one by planks 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: The eroded sections of the Nineteen Mile Brook Trail are flagged for repair or a reroute of the trail. Some trees across the Wildcat Ridge Trail on the ascent out of Carter Notch but they are easy to go over. A couple of trees in the trail between the ski area and Wildcat E. There were a few other trees in the trail elsewhere on the ridge but they caused no difficulties. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw one dog at the Wildcat ski area. 
Bugs: Some flying insects but none were biting 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: The Nineteen Mile Brook Trail has no snow except near the top of the notch. Much of the Wildcat Ridge Trail was bare ground but there were many stretches and pockets of deteriorating monorail. Many wet areas on the ridge especially near the bog bridges. Snowshoes were rendered useless as the monorail was usually too narrow for snowshoes and were surrounded by many postholes or boot prints. Microspikes provided some traction in some of the hard packed snow surfaces. The section of the Wildcat Ridge Trail that crosses the landslide was free of snow and ice so there is no danger.
Great views from Wildcat A and from the observation platform on Wildcat D.
I met many hikers that ascended from route 16 Pinkham Notch.  
E-Mail: WAUMBEK at Roadrunner dot com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2015-05-17 
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