Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Wildcat D, Wildcat C, Wildcat B, Wildcat A, NH
Trails: Ski trails, Wildcat Ridge Trail, Nineteen Mile Brook Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, April 8, 2022
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: I seem to be a tree clearing magnet. No issues at 19M this morning but they where doing some tree cutting/clearing. No issues at Wildcat Ski area either. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Ice - Blue, Ice - Breakable Crust, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow - Wet/Sticky, Mud - Significant, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow - Spring Snow, Slush 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: No issues 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A few trees on Nineteen Mile Brook, notibly the upper 1.9 section. A few down trees on WRT also, all saw worthy 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Stray Cat, Catnap, Polecat, Wildcat Ridge Trail, Nineteen Mile Brook Trail

A MOIST day in the forest was had. The rains never really did let up, but it made for some icy goodness up top. We started about 0930 up the ski trails, no one said anything despite passing three ski patrol down low. There was also more people working today then skiing. Minor cover/slush through the entire ski trail network. Some firm stuff on the rapidly waning runs left. We laid fresh tracks along the entire route. On WRT it was about 2" of breakable crust that made some awesome noises as they cascaded down the trail. The trail base is nice and firm, spikes where sufficient today, I cant imagine what this trail might look like if we got a hard freeze - but for today it was more than satisfactory. Great going along the ridge line and then down and out to the junction. Rhockin' Rhonda and V left us at this point to continue to the Carters. I did not need so we parted ways. No real issues on the way out of 19M, the top half is better consolidated then the last time I visited, and the bottom half was a mix of slush and running water. Likely will change if the sun ever comes out. Hopefully Rhockin' Rhonda enjoys the wobbly pop I left her :)  
Name: The Teal Goat, Rhockin Rhonda, M&V 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2022-04-08 
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