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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Wildcat A, Wildcat B, Wildcat C, Wildcat D, NH
Trails
Trails: Nineteen Mile Brook Trail, Wildcat Ridge Trail, ski trails
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Wildcat Ski Area's opening day was yesterday. The $10 uphill pass is in effect again. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Ice - Black, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Wet Trail, Ice - Blue, Wet/Slippery Rock, Ice - Breakable Crust, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: 19 Mile Brook Trail has easily avoidable patches of ice/frozen mud between the trailhead and Carter Dome Trail junction. Between Carter Dome and Wildcat Ridge junctions, there is quite of a bit of ice, definitely traction worthy and makes travel much quicker than hopping from rock to rock or doing some light bushwhacking. There still is enough rock and bare ground to make the choice of wearing traction questionable unless you don't care about dulling your spikes.

Wildcat Ridge Trail pretty much ice free until the last .2 to .3 before the summit of Wildcat A. There is quite a bit of ice up there, plus ice under a dusting of snow; traction definitely useful. We stopped to put on traction about the same time the person before us did (we never did see this person, might have been the same one who spotted a bike?). Up on the ridge itself, the trail was a mix of ice and bare ground, with one significant ice flow section on the descent to the col between C and D.

The ski area was making snow on the upper portion of Polecat, but the middle and lower portions were pretty much still bare, except for the very bottom where they have the lift running and a few trails open for skiing/riding.  
Name
Name: SBanks 
E-Mail
E-Mail: summersetbanks@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2015-11-26 
Link
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