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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Wildcat A, Wildcat B, Wildcat C, Wildcat D, NH
Trails
Trails: Nineteen Mile Brook Trail, Wildcat Ridge Trail, ski trails
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Monday, July 5, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
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.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
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
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.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Lots of pups out today having a great time 
Bugs
Bugs: 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
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: 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.  
Name
Name: LG 
E-Mail
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-07-05 
Link
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