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: Wednesday, March 1, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plowed, 1pm Feb 28, no other cars  
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: No major blowdowns. However, would be great to have MORE white blazes on Wildcat Ridge Trail. Wind blown snow made it hard to see blazes.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: none 
Bugs: n/a 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Lost large, dangly half-circle, silver earring 
Comments: Feb 28 -hiked into Carter Notch Hut, only us two for a lovely dinner with the hut attendant and restful sleep. March 1--> What a day- 7.75-hrs start to finish. 9am start from Hut - no wind and sunny. Due to tons of snow yesterday and overnight, plus snowdrifts and STEP terrain, my friend and I did not summit WC-A till 12:15pm. Not for the faint of heart, we would have bailed if grey and windy. With 12+inches of new snow (21" reported at Wildcat Ski Area) & high winds which created groin to chest deep drifts, trees were covered with snow so hard to see blazes. An animal (marten? hare?) led us all the way to Wildcat B, identifying turns in trail we could not id, esp the major left up to Wildcat A. Arrived at Wildcat D chairlift by 3pm. If you're breaking trail, be prepared for a longer and steeper, than desired, finale to Wildcat D. Took an hour to descend to WC ski area parking lot on groomed Polecat Trail. Hitched a ride back to 19 mile trailhead parking lot. EPIC DAY! Couldn't have broken trail all that way with my positive hiking-partner, hydration & food breaks, sun/no wind, and humility after finishing reading Ty Gagne's Last Traverse.  
Name: Meg 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-03-01 
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