Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Wildcat A, Wildcat B, Wildcat C, Wildcat D, NH
Trails: Nineteen Mile Brook Trail, Wildcat Ridge Trail, ski trails
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, January 30, 2022
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Nineteen mile brook parking was not plowed as of 1/30 3pm when we returned to our vehicle 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Drifts 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: None 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Not a suitable day for dogs! 
Bugs: We decided to leave the bug spray home today, which saved us about 3oz of pack weight! 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: An incredibly challenging day breaking trail up the cats. We broke trail to Carter Notch Hut up 19 Mile Brook. Snow was 8-12" deep for the most part, with a few areas of deeper drifts. A group of 5 left Carter Notch Hut to decend 19 mile brook just as we arrived at the hut to warm up, and these were the only other folks we saw all day. Brutal winds, freezing cold temps, and deep snow drifts heading the 0.7 miles up to the ridge made for slow going; Drifts were waist deep (with a couple nearly to the shoulders) In a few rare places, snow was completely blown off to expose granular and ice. Snow drifts continued across wildcat ridge, easier going once we began the decent down polecat ski trail, but the winds were brutal.  
Name: 603mountaingoat 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2022-01-31 
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