Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Wildcat A, Wildcat B, Wildcat C, Wildcat D, NH
Trails: Nineteen Mile Brook Trail, Wildcat Ridge Trail, ski trails, Route 16
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Wednesday, April 26, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked at 19 Mile Brook Trailhead lot. This very large lot is dirt surfaced, plowed in winter after storms. Kiosk, no privy. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow - Wet/Sticky, Snow - Spring Snow, Slush 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: No significant water crossings on these trails. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Wildcat Ski resort states “no dogs” on the ski trails on their site. The ski area is closed now, so I would just call to see what the warm weather policy is. Otherwise, trails would be fine for dogs. 19 Mile Brook is a popular trail, I caution humans that if their dog is uneasy with other people/dogs then please keep them leashed. 
Bugs: One dive bombing bee half way down Middle Cat ski trail. Got me right between the eyes… 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Route:
19 MB > Wildcat Ridge > ski trails > NH 16 road walk back to parking.

Spring gear mantra: bring it all.

19 MB: no snow, or short thin vestiges of monorail up to 3000 feet. Fresh inch of wet, heavy spring snow covering the monorail from this point to the junction with Wildcat Ridge. Bare-booted to 3000 feet then I used spikes to the junction.

Wildcat Ridge: rapidly emerging monorail covered by 1-1.5 inches of new, very wet, very heavy snow. No ice, though! Used snowshoes for the entirety. Fresh snow melting off branches soaking all of my clothing. Rain jacket useless. Backup clothing carried in dry bag in pack in case I ran into trouble. Only two other people met today up on the ridge. They were also wearing snowshoes. They were also soaked. Note, if headed out in the next day or two, I lost the trail on the ascent of Wildcat A from Carter Notch. It took me forever to find where the trail went when the trail abruptly turns left to work its way to a better ascent corridor. Where you see my snowshoe prints going in several directions, go left.

Ski trails: I flew, I mean absolutely flew, down these trails in snowshoes. Wildcat Ski resort has a map on its site delineating the hiker route. The trails were completely snow covered until about 0.3 miles from the end at the ski resort, though the surrounding woods were snow free at 2800 feet and below. It is melting quickly.  
Name: Remington34 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-04-26 
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