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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Wildcat D, Wildcat C, Wildcat B, Wildcat A, NH
Trails
Trails: Ski trails, Wildcat Ridge Trail, herd path, bushwhack, Nineteen Mile Brook Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, December 4, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: No issues at 19M or Wildcat 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Ice - Black, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Ice - Breakable Crust, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow - Drifts, Slush, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: No issues 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: One large up and over birch on 19m 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: A FINE day in the forest! Congrats to Rhockin' Rhonda who finished round 6 on Wildcat A. We ascended via the ski trails. New policy this year is you can hike it during non operating hours. We started up about 7:30. Passing ski patrol by the chairlift. He smiled and waved and wished us well. There are also new green signs marking the uphill ascent route, though a few more need to be added. We knew the way so it wasn't a big deal. I get to hoist the horses butt (I think the a word would get nuked, ha) trophy today. I brought snowshoes for the ski trails, but they have not begun to blow snow on the Polecat/Stray Cat/Cat Nap and its super boney. Good weight training. No Spike Nation (TM) to the summit of Wildcat D, and I kept them on until the large bridge close to the trail start. First tracks up ski slope and to D, looks like a group yesterday made it to C and looked over at D and turned around. My tenth Wildcat's was as soul crushing as the first between D & C. Spikes are sufficient. We saw no one until I broke off at 19M to head out. They needed the carters, I did not. A few inches of snow along the ridge. The upper 1.8 miles of 19M is lovely sidewalk. The lower 1.8 is a bipolar mess of conditions, ranging from bare rock to blue ice to sidewalk to flowing water. I opted for some off trail excitement on the way out and spooked a whitetail deer.  
Name
Name: The Teal Goat, Rhockin Rhonda, Kim, & Mark 
E-Mail
E-Mail: sea2thebiscuit@yahoo.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-12-04 
Link
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