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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Wildcat D, Wildcat C, Wildcat B, Wildcat A, NH
Trails
Trails: Route 16, ski trails, Wildcat Ridge Trail, Nineteen Mile Brook Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, January 8, 2022
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked in lot C which was wellplowed and plenty of parking this morning.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Drifts 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All have actual bridges. The last bridge on 19MB has one of it's three logs broken though. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: WRT is clear. A couple easy step overs on 19MB and a leaner. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Didn't see any pups but most would be fine on these trails. Dogs are not allowed on the ski trails however. 
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Found a water bottle on the ridge between A and B peaks. I assume it was from one of the hikers that started before me this morning. If this is yours please email me and I will get it back to you. 
 
Comments
Comments: Cold and windy morning after the fresh snow from yesterday. Section of ice higher up on the ski trails. I started out with snowshoes and they stayed on all the way until I got to 19MB. There was some decent drifting along the ridge and I was happy to have them on. The thick ice is lurking below the powder and the few on the trail before me were using light traction which was likely a better option for some of those steeper sections with hard flow ice. I only encountered one other hiker on WRT which just so happened to be none other than Larry B! 19MB had lots of traffic and more than a few groups heading up Carter Dome and/or the hut.

These two peaks were my #44 and #45 for January.  
Name
Name: Kyle L 
E-Mail
E-Mail: kjlanctot gmail 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2022-01-08 
Link
Link: https:// 
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