Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Wildcat D, Wildcat C, Wildcat B, Wildcat A, NH
Trails: Ski trails, Wildcat Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, May 5, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked at the ski lot 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Ice - Blue, Ice - Breakable Crust, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow - Spring Snow, Snow/Ice - Postholes, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: None 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: I recall one or two step overs. Nothing major.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Our two dogs did totally fine.  
Bugs: Heard them! 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: We found a rental car key to a Ford F-150. My boyfriend said it looked like it’s been lost for awhile. If anyone is looking for it let us know. It was just below the summit of Wildcat D under the chairlift.  
Comments: Our original plan to Hike Madison and Adams was was not happening due to a large tree blocking both sides of RT 16 on our way to the trailhead. We decided to hike the Wildcats since it was right there and needed them for my list. (#41 and #42!)

We hiked the ski trails up to D. Patches of snow that did fine with micro spikes. Also large patches of trail without snow or ice but I’m getting a new pair of spikes before next year anyway so didn’t bother switching on and off on rock and grass portions. Spent a good 30 mins on top of D soaking in the sun. We made our way to A via the wildcat ridge trail. Lots of snow and ice on this portion. The dogs managed well on ice portions up and down rocks. Monorail was stable I only postholed once or twice. My boyfriend did the same. Post holes up to my waist. Easily. I don’t think snowshoes would have really saved you but to each their own. Once we got back to D and headed back down the ski trails it only took us about 30 mins to get back to the truck. Lots of fun sliding without skis ;)  
Name: AMCB 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-05-06 
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