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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Wildcat E, Wildcat D, Wildcat C, Wildcat B, Wildcat A, Halls Ledge, NH
Trails
Trails: Wildcat Ridge Trail, Spring Spur, Nineteen Mile Brook Trail, Wildcat River Trail, Ramparts Spur, Bog Brook Trail, Prospect Farm Road, Wildcat Valley XC Trail, Hall's Ledge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Tuesday, June 1, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: I could get used to midweek hiking. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All crossings hoppable, including Glen Ellis!  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Took out a good size one on Wildcat Ridge trail around B, there are several good size blow downs that fell parallel with the trail on Wildcat River Trail. Saw worthy. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: A FINE day in the forest. Teamed up with someone crazier than I, she is trying to do all the trails in the guidebook and always comes up with a wacky squiggle of a route. Trails are in fine shape end to end, you would never know it rained the last few days. The ascent of E was delightful, mainly because of how 'gentle' it is. Saw my first luna moth of the year. Only saw 1 person on trail the entire day, 3 at the hut. It was nice to do the ridge in a different direction for once. We stopped off on the Ramparts Spur on the way out and it afforded stunning and unique views. I wanted to just go up Carter Dome from here, but I was emphatically told "NO." Wildcat River Trail is a lovely gem and has a really nice footbed. It can be feral in some places, but it's mostly a domesticated wildCat. Quite the contrast from E. I wiped out twice on some rocks but did not break a nail, a miracle. Bog Brook trail was much of the same with some railroad relics along the way. We road walked along Prospect Farm Road, which is also Wildcat Valley Trail, to Halls Ledge. It is more or less just an old road with a single track trail on it. Again lovely footing in this section. Restricted but quite lovely views of the big guy can be had at the ledge. There is a picnic table there, too. The trees frame it perfectly. Halls ledge trail from here to route 16 was marked quite interestingly. It varied from cairns, yellow blazes, the bottom of a soup can, to yellow duct tape. A lovely squiggle, indeed.  
Name
Name: The Teal Goat & one.greyt.life 
E-Mail
E-Mail: sea2thebiscuit@yahoo.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-06-01 
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