|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Wildcat A, Wildcat B, Wildcat C, Wildcat D, NH|
||Nineteen Mile Brook Trail, Wildcat Ridge Trail, ski trails|
|Date of Hike:
||Monday, July 5, 2021|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Chained a bike up at Wildcat ski area. No bike racks (that we saw). Wildcat has a huge parking lot. Drove down the road and parked the car at Nineteen Mile Brook trailhead. Lot was full at 9:15am, but there was plenty of room to pull off along the road. |
||Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||Crossings on Nineteen Mile Brook Trail all have foot bridges with the exception of one that was easy to cross. |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||One blowdown just past the bog bridges at the start of Nineteen Mile Brook Trail. The limbs have been cut in spots. |
||Lots of pups out today having a great time |
||A bunch buzzing and landing on our packs and clothes on Wildcat A peak… but not biting. That was it for the day. |
|Lost and Found:
||Nineteen Mile Brook Trail was wet and muddy from the start. At the junction with Wildcat Ridge Trail, we opted to drop down to the hut for a quick snack break (and to buy some delicious chocolate cake). |
Wildcat Ridge Trail heading up to A peak wasn’t too wet (surprisingly), but the rest of Wildcat Ridge Trail had a bit of mud and wet rocks and roots. Took the ski trails down from D peak - mostly just followed the tire tracks down Upper Polecat, Middle Polecat, and Lower Polecat.
Great seeing so many folks out on all the trails, including all the thru-hikers. We much prefer this loop approach to the Wildcats instead of doing Wildcat Ridge Trail as an out and back from Rt. 16. Only a 3 mile bike ride from Wildcat back to Nineteen Mile Brook trailhead.
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.