Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Wildcat A, NH
Trails: Nineteen Mile Brook Trail, Wildcat Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Monday, May 21, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parking is on the eastern side of NH route 16, just south of the entrance to Mt. Washington Auto Road. No trailhead fee this time around 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow - Spring Snow, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All bridged or rock hopped. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Several blowdowns of varying size on the Wildcat Ridge Trail, but all were fairly easy to get around. One or two blowdowns on 19MB as well. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs: A few buzzing about, but not a problem. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: 19 Mile Brook Trail was snow/ice free and mostly dry until about 1/4 mile from the Wildcat Ridge Trail junction. Just before that junction, there was a very large patch of spring snow that covered the trail completely for a few dozen feet, as well as the areas on the sides of the trail. This was by far the biggest snow/ice patch on the hike, but no spikes/traction needed. Might be potential for postholing if it softens enough. The Wildcat Ridge Trail, at least from Carter Notch to the summit of Wildcat A, was mostly snow/ice free, with small spotty sections of it that were easy to bareboot on/around. Can't speak for the WRT between A and D peaks, though. If you're just doing A peak, no traction is needed, but if you're doing a traverse to D peak, bring some just in case.  
Name: Spencer 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-05-21 
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