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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Wildcat D, NH
Trails
Trails: Lost Pond Trail, Wildcat Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, February 20, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty of parking at Pinkham Notch Visitor Center 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: None 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Lost Pond Trail is very well packed. I started the hike with micro spikes. Going up the first steep section to the first view point was packed down by a few people. After that I switched to snowshoes and broke trail all the way to the top. The snow is really granular and hard to get a grip on especially on the steep sections. Poles were a must. It had the feeling of spring snow in some places, especially with it being a warm day (upper twenties and sunny). The second steep section was easier because the crusty layer left from the sleet last week was more stable. Going down was a little treacherous but doable with side stepping and controlled butt sliding. I probably wouldn’t do this hike in these conditions again.  
Name
Name: Emily 
E-Mail
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-02-21 
Link
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