Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Wildcat D, Wildcat C, Wildcat B, Wildcat A, NH
Trails: Ski trails, Wildcat Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Wednesday, March 17, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty of parking at Wildcat main parking lot, or at parking lot C (1/2 mile north of the main parking lot) 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow - Wet/Sticky, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: None 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A couple of fallen trees obstructed the trail, but an alternative trail was broken to go around them posing no issues. Be mindful of a sizable glob of ice on the path from leading up to the observation tower from the ski patrol hut at peak D.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: None 
Bugs: None 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Nothing 
Comments: Straycat, Polecat, Catnap and Wildcat Ridge Trail

Hiked up Wildcat Mountain ski resort to reach peak D before lifts begin to operate (in general 8am weekends/9am weekdays) in accordance with resort rules, using snowshoes as best practice.

At the summit I picked up Wildcat Ridge trail, located slightly behind/to the left of the ski patrol hut, over to peak A - and back. With four peaks there's a lot of ascent and descent along the way- I would say it's one of the more challenging ridge trails, especially between D and C. Packed trail with some deep post holes and unstable snow if you step off the packed trail. I used snowshoes (with traction) the entire way and glad I did - the snow is getting soft and unstable footing/ice is real. At one point up a steep and icy incline I had to use the front points of my Snowfoot snowshoes.  
Name: Eva 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-03-18 
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