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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Wildcat C, Wildcat B, Wildcat A, Wildcat D, NH
Trails
Trails: Ski trails, bushwhack, Wildcat Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Monday, July 1, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty of room at ski area. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Significant 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: None 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: No blowdowns, but lots of unmitigated erosion on the Wildcat Ridge Trail. A few broken bog bridges as well. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs: Not too bad (breeze probably helped), but I did eat a few no-see-ums up on the ridge. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Ascended the ski area via the access road (Lower Polecat to Catnap to Middle Polecat to Tomcat to Upper Polecat), which was mostly dry and had lots of wildflowers in bloom. Took the short bushwhack from the top turn of Polecat to cut into the Wildcat Ridge Trail (and thus only climb D once).

Wildcat Ridge Trail had plenty of mud and slippery ledge. Some dry stretches, but plenty of muck. Snow still visible in Tucks, as well as Gulf of Slides and east side of Jefferson.

Hot afternoon/evening, but breeze made things bearable.  
Name
Name: rocket21 
E-Mail
E-Mail: rocket21@franklinwebpublishing.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-07-01 
Link
Link: http://hike.franklinsites.com 
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