|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Wildcat D, Wildcat C, Wildcat B, Wildcat A, NH|
||Ski trails, Wildcat Ridge Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Monday, May 1, 2017|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Dry Trail, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Wet Trail, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow - Spring Snow, Snow/Ice - Postholes, Slush, Snow/Ice - Small Patches |
||Light Traction |
|Water Crossing Notes:
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||The trail was in excellent shape. In one spot, someone had built an arrow out of wood to point the way, and it was appreciated. If you think the trail looks like it's taking a sharp 90 degree turn, you are probably going off trail. |
|Lost and Found:
||Went up Polecat around 11:30am. Trail was 60% covered with 1-3 inches of snow, the other 40% was bare ground. Put on microspikes right after the tower. Trail was maybe 85% covered in snow. In spots, it's still quite deep, in others, it was bare. From previous reports here and on Views From The Top I thought I might have been in snowshoes, but it was microspikes the whole way. Postholded maybe four times. Trail was often steep and often narrow, and I think snow shoes would have been difficult. By the time I was coming down, the snow on the slopes was slushy and very fun to bareboot down.|
Be advised that if it's a warm day, you might want snow shoes--but always bring microspikes! Each day will also bring more bare trail and less snow at this point.
Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.