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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: Saturday, May 21, 2016
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Most lots along 16 and 302 were overflowing mid afternoon. Team doing road side search between Wildcat and Auto Road for missing hiker from about 10 days ago. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Ice - Blue, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Hikers I talked to said crossing at Glenn Ellis was a little tricky with poles being helpful. My only difficult one was at the bottom of ski trail; a little awkward steps and wet rocks.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: No issues; one 8" blowdown easily gotten under on Nineteen Mile Brook Tr.. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Ice floe on Wildcat C may be difficult for average dogs. 
Bugs
Bugs: Many flies out on the ski slopes around noon. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Many gloves on the ski slopes; still there. 
 
Comments
Comments: Pleased to find ice conditions much easier than have been reported for last 2-3 months. I brought 3 pairs of traction and a rope (first time ever taking a rope); but never needed any of it. 3 other hikers met in all with my early start. 2 coming up from Glenn Ellis side; not needing traction as well said no snow/ice from start to C/D col. Only two problematic stretches of ice; both about 200 feet long. One on upper section of Nineteen Mile and one going down C towards D. I would still carry spikes (being such a light addition) just in case. Ice on the flat sections was dirty providing traction but a good rain could clear it all off making for slick conditions. Nice, dry trails and great views and weather otherwise.  
Name
Name: franco 
E-Mail
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2016-05-21 
Link
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