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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Wildcat D, Wildcat C, Wildcat B, Wildcat A, NH
Trails
Trails: Ski trails, Wildcat Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, October 3, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty of parking at the Wildcat ski lodge. The AMC Pinkham Notch Visitor Center down the road was packed even at 6 am in the morning! 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Ski trail is easy to follow with just a little water and mud in places. Trail from D to A is in good shape with only a few blow downs that have been cleared away.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Trail is a steep ledge scramble in some sections but all dogs we passed (and there were a lot) seemed to have no problem 
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Hat between A & D peaks 
 
Comments
Comments: Early morning start up the Polecat ski trail to Wildcat D summit. The sun quickly rose with the Presidential mountain range visible behind us for most of the morning! Saw no one on the hike up, but ran into a few hikers almost as soon as we hit the summit. Saw many more hikers on the trek over to Wildcat A summit and back. The ski trails seemed like the less popular route though.

We weren’t sure what to expect so we wore buffs for masks mainly out of respect for other hikers but very few people seemed concerned. We would mask-up when groups went by but eventually stopped when most people seemed to be fine.

Beautiful morning but weather turned drizzly and foggy in the late morning.

Full blog and pictures to follow.  
Name
Name: New England Librarian 
E-Mail
E-Mail:  
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-10-06 
Link
Link: http://newenglandlibrarian.com/blog/category/new-england/ 
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