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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Wildcat E, Wildcat D, Wildcat C, Wildcat B, Wildcat A, NH
Trails
Trails: Lost Pond Trail, Wildcat Ridge Trail, Nineteen Mile Brook Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Monday, July 11, 2011
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A few non issue blowdowns on nineteen mile brook, which appears to have fresh water bars dug out lower down 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs: 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
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: 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.  
Name
Name: John in NH 
E-Mail
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2011-07-13 
Link
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