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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks 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: Saturday, March 27, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked in Pinkham Notch overflow (dirt) lot south of Joe Dodge Lodge. Halfway full just before 10 a.m. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Ice - Breakable Crust, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow - Wet/Sticky, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow - Spring Snow, Snow/Ice - Postholes, Slush 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Rock hopping  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Friend lost a blue foam seat pad 
 
Comments
Comments: Entering from Lost Pond Trail and up to the ridge was not well-traveled. The trail was slightly stable only because of morning temps keeping the previous posthole indentations partially frozen. We started in spikes then a couple of us barebooted but walked tentatively in the old footprints. The rock slabs up to the ridge were mostly melted so passable with some stemming/scrambling. Once on the ridge, snow was mostly either mono-rail or messy/sloppy postholed slush. Trail in the trees and shade were much more stable, understandably. But even though Nineteen Mile Brook is well-traveled and some of my group thought would be packed down--it was not an easy walk out. Steep sections were very slippery because of melting/ corn and mashed potatoes snow. Lots of postholing, degrading monorail, puddles, mud... Spring mud season is almost here.  
Name
Name: Annaliza 
E-Mail
E-Mail: annaliza.hikes@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-03-28 
Link
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