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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Wildcat D, Wildcat C, Wildcat B, Wildcat A, NH
Trails
Trails: Wildcat Ridge Trail, Nineteen Mile Brook Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, July 23, 2022
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Arrived at 19MB trailhead at 9:50 am, lot was full, parked 4-5 cars up the road. We got the second-to-last spot at Glen Ellis Falls lot at 10. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: The Ellis River crossing was quite easy. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs: Almost nonexistent. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: This hike kicked our butts in a serious way. The White Mountain Guide is not joking when it describes the Wildcat Ridge Trail as "extremely steep and rough". It's basically nonstop climbs and scrambles all the way from NH16 to the top of Wildcat D, and more of the same going across the ridge. We started at 10, it took us 4 hours to get up Wildcat D, another 2 to Wildcat proper, and we didn't finish until 7:30. I'm 54 and in OK shape, my sister is 62 and in better shape and has done most of the 48, and this was by far the hardest hike either of us have ever done.  
Name
Name: Charles Olson 
E-Mail
E-Mail: ceo@thsi.org 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2022-07-26 
Link
Link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/hikenh4k/posts/10160388148943724/ 
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