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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Wildcat E, Wildcat D, Wildcat C, Wildcat B, Wildcat A, Carter Dome, NH
Trails
Trails: Wildcat Ridge Trail, Carter Moriah Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, October 14, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty of parking at Glen Ellis Falls. $5 charge. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Ellis River was rock hoppable 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: All trails were in good shape 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs: Not with the temps on Sunday 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Wow. I had planned to include Mt Hight on this trip, but I underestimated how difficult Wildcat would be. This hike kicked my ass and took me much longer than I anticipated. The descent down from E peak to Rt 16 took me longer than the ascent, and my knees were mad when I finished. I would definitely do this as a loop next time, versus climbing, crossing, and descending Wildcat both ways. On the plus side, the views of the Presidentials dusted with snow contrasted with the foliage climbing their shoulders was fantastic, as was the all around view of the Whites and beyond, with visibility being about unlimited. At 7:30 AM it was quite windy and raw, and stayed that way for the first few hours; Carter Notch was really cold when I arrived. Some warmth finally arrived at the summit of Carter Dome, and the wind mostly died, so the return was a little more pleasant, but still brisk. A great fall hike, if a bit punishing.  
Name
Name: K Mo 
E-Mail
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-10-15 
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