|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Wildcat E, Wildcat D, Wildcat C, Wildcat B, Wildcat A, NH|
||Lost Pond Trail, Wildcat Ridge Trail, Nineteen Mile Brook Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Monday, July 11, 2011|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Dry Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable |
|Water Crossing Notes:
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||A few non issue blowdowns on nineteen mile brook, which appears to have fresh water bars dug out lower down |
||Mosquitos earlier in the day, no see ums (or gnats) attacking my eyes for the entire four miles down nineteen mile brook...put on sunglasses even though dark to keep sanity |
|Lost and Found:
||Hot, humid day made steep ascent up Wildcat Ridge from route 16 area brutal...hazy but good view to Washington revealed what looked like a good size snowfield still in Tuckerman's ravine...#47 on Wildcat D. When dry, the Wildcat ridge trail across to A did not seem rough as the book described, though plenty of up and downs.|
Enjoyed the lakes around Carter Notch...one of my favorite areas in the whites as it is flanked by the steep cliffs of wildcat A and Carter Dome on either side.
Should have checked the AMC shuttle schedule, as there was one between nineteen mile brook trailhead and pinkham notch where I had parked. The 3.5 or 4 mile road walk was fairly brutal, all uphill and in the 90 degree sun. If not for that, a pretty good loop idea.
||John in NH |
Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.