Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Little Wildcat, Wildcat A, Wildcat B, Wildcat C, Wildcat D, NH
Trails: Bushwhack, Wildcat Ridge Trail, wheelchair ramp, Polecat ski trail, road walk
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, September 22, 2017
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked on the Wildcat Ski Lot C access road where it intersects route 16  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: none 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: "Needed" Little Wildcat and Wildcat A from the North. Noted that there appeared to be an easy route to Little Wildcat from the West starting at the Lot C access road. And I would not need a long road walk to get back to the car from the Polecat. The ascent of Little Wildcat was easy enough. Mostly open hardwoods, some fir mixed in higher up. Originally I intended to get up on the ridge to the West of LW but when I got up there the easy walking was to the col between Little and A. From the col to LW was acceptable; a bit on the scrappy side. A couple of entries in the register illustrate the difference between the optimist and the pessimist: "Not too bad" vs "tight whack". I would characterize the roughly 1 mile of woods on the ridge from Little to A as classic NH high peak region woods at ~3500 feet : A few stretches of dense spruce with blowdowns, some stretches of pencil pines, some stretches of dense pencil pines, mostly not too bad. Most surprising to me was the wide open easy woods for about 1/4 mile up near the summit of A. So they were both right. It just depends on which part made the lasting impression.
Coming down from the platform on D to the top of the lift I tried the supposedly easier "wheelchair ramp" that is to the North of the AT. It was nicely graded and easier than scrambling down over the steep rocks on the AT. And then it ends on top of a ledge about 10 feet above the Polecat. What is that about? Did someone steal the ladder?  
Name: old man and the saw 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2017-09-22 
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